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