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Va. Beach official's assault charge withdrawn

Wednesday - 12/5/2012, 1:35pm  ET

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - A Virginia Beach councilman no longer faces a domestic assault charge.

A special prosecutor agreed Wednesday to withdraw the misdemeanor charge against Councilman John Uhrin in Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

The Virginian-Pilot ( http://bit.ly/VwxiqH) reports that Norfolk prosecutor Jill Harris cited lack of evidence. She has the right to refile the charge within one year.

A spokeswoman for Virginia Beach Commonwealth's Attorney Harvey Bryant says Harris handled the case because Bryant and Uhrin have supported each other's political campaigns.

Uhrin was charged on Oct. 6 after a neighbor called police. Uhrin and his wife, Catherine, denied allegations that he assaulted her.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com


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