Marion Barry’s son set to enter guilty plea Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The son of former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry is expected to enter a guilty plea Wednesday after reaching a deal with prosecutors related to charges filed after an altercation at a downtown bank.

Marion Christopher Barry was set to go on trial Wednesday for charges of making a threat, destruction of property and simple assault.

Instead, federal prosecutors requested that Wednesday’s court date serve as a status hearing to allow Barry to enter a guilty plea, according to court documents filed Friday.

“After the defendant requested a trial date, the parties continued plea discussions and have worked out a plea deal,” the documents say.

The U.S. Attorney’s office declined to provide details of the deal.

The younger Barry was charged after he threatened a bank teller at the PNC Bank branch on 7th Street NW, tossing a trash can and breaking a security camera when he learned his account had been overdrawn in January.

Barry ran for his late father’s D.C. Council seat and lost in an April special election – finishing sixth out of 13 candidates, according to certified election results.

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