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Smithey waives right to preliminary hearing
Brandy Smithey (L) appeared in court with her attorney Guy Taylor (R) on Feb. 18 to waive her right to a preliminary hearing. -Photo by Tallitha Reese

Brandy Smithey appeared in Lafayette County Circuit Court on Wednesday, Feb. 18 for a preliminary hearing, which she waived. Smithey was represented in court by attorneys Guy Taylor and Ashley Morse.
    Smithey has been charged with first degree attempted homicide, aggravated battery—causing bodily harm and two counts of felony bail jumping after allegedly attacking her boyfriend, Theodore A. Bauer III, with an ax and a baseball bat and also setting her pit bull dog on him, after an argument between the two of them on Wednesday, Feb. 4.
    According to the criminal complaint, Smithey claimed that the physical altercation between Bauer and herself was instigated by Bauer and that she “could not remember” if she struck Bauer with the ax or the bat. 
    Smithey was arrested on Feb. 9 after Bauer sought medical attention for his injuries and the situation was made known to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department. Bond was set at $100,000 with the condition that Smithey have not contact with the victim.
    Smithey will next be in court on March 25 at 9 a.m.