- Associated Press - Friday, October 21, 2016

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Prosecutors have dropped a domestic violence case against the husband of a top aide to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports (https://bit.ly/2eAE7TI ) that District Attorney Neal Pinkston filed a motion on Friday to drop charges against Bobby Stone, the husband of Berke adviser Lacie Stone, stemming from a May altercation over a mobile phone.

Pinkston said in his motion that Bobby Stone hadn’t been read his Miranda rights before he was interviewed by police and that Lacie Stone made “inconsistent” statements about the incitement.

Stone told investigators at the time that his wife was having an affair with Berke - a claim strongly denied by the mayor.

Pinkston had earlier asked the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation to look into the way the police handled the case.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, https://www.timesfreepress.com


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