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JACKSON, MO (KFVS) -

A new twist unfolded at a criminal case against Clay Waller and in the case of his missing wife.

In court Tuesday morning, the assistant prosecutor called Clay Waller a suspect in Jacque Waller's disappearance.

Waller, facing a judge Tuesday on charges of fraud and harassment, had his bond reduced. His attorney, Scott Reynolds, says he is working with Clay's family to find him a bail bondsman.

But, as assistant prosecuting attorney Angel Woodruff argued to keep Waller behind bars, she referred to him as a suspect in his wife's disappearance.

When Reynolds reportedly tried to correct her, she said it again.

Woodruff confirmed her statement with Heartland News by phone.  Her office considers Clay Waller a suspect in Jacque Waller's disappearance.  Jacque has been missing since June 1.

Waller's attorney, Scott Reynolds, was not happy the prosecutor called his client a suspect, saying he still believed his client was just a person of interest.

Jackson Police Chief James Humphreys says he is aware of the prosecutor's comments, but had nothing else to add at the time.

Police did say they don't think he will post bond Tuesday evening.

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