“It wasn’t a discretionary act,” Segrest said, speaking of his office’s agreement to an order issued Tuesday by Justice of the Peace Billy Martin to discharge Baker’s bail bond. “It was an act based solely on the passage of time. It does not dispose of the criminal charges in the least. Those matters are still under consideration by this office.”
The DA's office is delving into this investigation this week. What happened yesterday was simply the matter of the 180 days. Once they wrap up their investigations, Baker will will be subject to re-arrest, coming up with bond money again and then the Grand Jury.....and ultimately trial. If the DA felt there was nothing here, they wouldn't continue on with investigations. But. They. Are.
More news on the subject:
KCEN-TV (Channel 6) - Murder charges against former pastor are dropped (for now)
"Defense attorney Gray says the district attorney's office says it will keep this file open and continue working on the case."KXXV-TV (Channel 25) - Ex-Pastor's Murder Charges Dismissed (for now)
"WACO - Matt Baker no longer faces murder charges, at least for the time being."KWTX-TV (Channel 10) - Murder Charge Against Former Local Pastor Dropped (for now)
"Martin said if prosecutors think they have enough evidence to re-file the arrest warrant, Baker could be rearrested."