- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has dismissed a terrorism-related charge against a man who is accused of spray-painted threats directed at Detroit police and Chief James Craig.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office had charged Stuart Lewis of Detroit with making a threat of terrorism, which carries a penalty of up to 20 years in prison. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed the charge and ordered him to trial for malicious destruction of property.

The threats were painted in October on a west side commercial building. Lewis has said he’s innocent.

On Tuesday, The Detroit News reports Lewis’ lawyer Angela Peterson said: “It’s not over, but we’re happy.”

Lewis also is charged with possession with intent to deliver marijuana. He’s said that’s a setup, but the judge ordered him to trial on that charge.

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