Central MS Tea Party sent the following email alert to their subscribers in the wake of the Mark Mayfield arrest (excerpt below):

“Critical News Alerty

Regarding CMTP Board Member Mark Mayfield

According to local news reports Mark Mayfield has been arrested in Madison County and charged with conspiracy. Authorities are apparently relating this to the Clayton Kelly case. When more details are known, the Central MS Tea Party will release a statement to the press.

In the meantime, as loyal Patriots you should:

– Refrain from discussing this case with others, do not post comments on social media, and make absolutely no statements to the news media.

– If you are contacted by the news media, refer them to our CMTP President Janis Lane who is handling all media inquiries.