Reports: Christopher Barry to turn himself in after bank outburst

WASHINGTON — A day after campaigning in a parade on horseback, Christopher Barry — the son of  the late four-term mayor Marion Barry — appears ready to turn himself in to police in relation to an alleged dust up at a local bank.

Christopher Barry announced earlier in January that he would run for the Ward 8 council seat.

But shortly after launching his campaign, he allegedly threatened a bank teller at the PNC Bank on 7th Street Northwest, tossed a trash can and broke a security camera upon hearing his account was overdrawn.

Barry faces charges of making a threat and destruction of property — both misdemeanors.

Neither Barry nor his campaign has responded directly to the accusation, but he posted on social media that he learned from his father a long time ago not to get bogged down by “sensationalism and the frivolous.”

He also raised doubts about people speaking without “full facticity.”

Barry is expected to turn himself in Tuesday or Wednesday, according to reports from NBC Washington.

In the past, Christopher Barry has admitted to marijuana possession and in 2013 he was charged with DUI.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.

© 2015 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up