Hinds County Court Judge Melvin Priester, Sr. recused himself from the Robert Shuler Smith Case.
There is no motion for recusal in the docket. Perhaps Judge Priester recused himself after making this comment when he postponed the preliminary hearing for Christopher Butler:
Because of the raucous and unprofessional behavior by Mr. Smith, District Attorney.
The case has been reassigned to Judge Larita Cooper-Stokes.