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Tony and Windy Friend (mug shots GCSO)

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The Greene County prosecutor's office has dismissed state drug charges against Tony and Windy Friend that were filed in late May.
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When those charges were filed, court records named Tony Lee Friend the "primary suspect" in the murders of Rusty and Becky Porter. The Porter's vanished from their home in April of 2011 and their remains were found in a rural part of Taney County three months later.  They each had been shot in the head, according to Taney County Coroner Kevin Tweedy.
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Court records say Tony Friend, 44, grew up near where the couple's remains were found, and that he "often visited the exact location."   Authorities also say Tony Friend threatened a deputy, and the family of a Greene County detective who is involved in the Porter homicide investigation.  They also say he made threats against state and federal judicial centers.
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When authorities raided the heavily fortified mobile home of the Friend's in May, they allegedly found several weapons that were illegal for Tony Friend to possess, because he is a convicted felon.
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Todd Myers, the chief assistant prosecutor in Greene County, says he is limited in what he can say since the charges were dismissed, but did say the state was not in a position to proceed with the prosecution of the Friend's at this time, and that he doesn't anticipate the re-filing of drug charges connected to the case against the couple.
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Tony Friend remains jailed on federal weapons charges while his wife, Windy, was released from custody yesterday (August 13th.)
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Neither of the Friend's have ever been been charged in connection to the double homicide of the Porter's.  The investigation into the murders of the Porter's is ongoing, according to authorities.

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