The Hinds County Sheriff Department has reportedly closed the investigation regarding the lock in on election night at the county courthouse involving the Central MS Tea Party chair, a McDaniel staffer, and a Baptist lobbyist.

According to a Clarion Ledger story: “Based on our findings and subsequent conclusion, there is no reason to believe that the three individuals engaged in any criminal activity nor do we believe any laws were broken,” the release said. “Our investigation revealed that the three individuals were able to enter the courthouse through a side-door marked for employees only. This door was either propped-open or was malfunctioning at the time of entry.”

One of the questions left unanswered is why the McDaniel campaign stated the trio were let in by uniformed personnel but the Sheriff Department says that was fabricated.