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JACKSON, Miss. — Two more suspects have been arrested in connection with the photographing of the bedridden wife of Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran.

Attorney Mark Mayfield, a vice chairman of the Mississippi Tea Party and an officer with the Central Mississippi Tea Party, was arrested Thursday by Madison, Miss., police in relation to the Rose Cochran photo scandal.

Richard Sager of Laurel, Miss., also was arrested Thursday. Sager is a physical education teacher at Mason Elementary School in Laurel. He's also the assistant boys soccer coach for the high school.

Mayfield and Sager appeared in court Thursday. Madison Municipal Judge Dale Danks set his bond at $250,000.

Bond for Sager, who faces one charge of conspiracy and one charge of tampering with evidence, was set at $250,000 per count.

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A third person, John Mary of Hattiesburg, Miss., was charged Thursday with conspiracy, but he will not be kept in custody because of a medical condition. Authorities have not confirmed he has been arrested, only charged.

In an April 5 post, state Sen. Chris McDaniel's campaign posted on its Facebook page a photo of Mayfield and five other volunteers, saying, "Here's part of a crew that reached over 500 homes walking in Madison today. Great work team!"

McDaniel released a statement after Thursday's arrests.

"As we have said since day one, the violation of the privacy of Mrs. Cochran is out of bounds for politics and is reprehensible. Any individuals who were involved in this crime should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law," McDaniel said in a statement.

Clayton Kelly, 28, of Pearl was arrested Friday and faces felony charges of photographing or filming another without permission where there is an expectation of privacy and exploitation of a vulnerable adult, which carries up to a 10-year sentence.

Kelly is facing conspiracy charges as well, said District Attorney Michael Guest. Kelly is expected in court Thursday.

Kelly is accused of sneaking into St. Catherine's Village, a nursing home in Madison where Rose Cochran has resided since 2000, suffering from progressive dementia and now bedridden. Kelly, a political blogger and McDaniel supporter, allegedly posted the photos in a video on a blog.

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