DA says Cochran’s primary rival not cleared in nursing home photo case

When asked whether he is investigating McDaniel and his advisers, Madison County District Attorney Michael Guest said “no persons or persons have been cleared.”

A local news outlet reported earlier Tuesday that Guest does not believe there is a potential connection to the McDaniel campaign. McDaniel’s campaign seized on the report and McDaniels issued a statement.

“This confirms what I’ve said all along,” McDaniel said. “As the District Attorney has said, our campaign had nothing to do with this sad incident.”

Pushing back on that report and McDaniel’s statement, Guest said Thursday evening, “I want it to be clear that the investigation is ongoing.”

The Madison, Miss., Police Department is “working diligently to gather and analyze evidence in this case,” he said. “Until the investigation is complete, no person or persons have been cleared.”