MARSHALL, Mo. — A charge of second degree murder against James Scott Miller, 55, of Marshall is reportedly dropped.

According to the Missouri Attorney General’s office, the charge was dismissed Tuesday. Miller was initially charged in December 2018 with second degree murder in the shooting death of Joshua Charles Smith, 31.

Miller initially bonded out after posting a $500,000 cash-only bond. That bond was found to be violated, leading him back to jail in January 2019. A month later, he was released again by the way of posting a $250,000 surety bond.

According to the Attorney General’s office, the charge was dropped because the evidence did not warrant the charges.