Huffpost Crime

Neil Prescott 'Joker' Threat Case Dismissed By Judge

Posted: Updated:
A judge has dismissed the case against Neil Prescott, a Maryland man accused of calling himself a
A judge has dismissed the case against Neil Prescott, a Maryland man accused of calling himself a "joker" and threatening violence against his boss and office.

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -- A judge has dismissed the case against a Maryland man accused of calling himself a "joker" and threatening violence against his boss and office.

Prince George's County District Court Judge Patrice Lewis agreed Tuesday with a defense lawyer's argument that the court documents charging Neil Prescott are "defective" and unfairly vague and dismissed the case. Prosecutors say they haven't decided whether to refile charges.

Prescott was charged last year with misusing a telephone, a misdemeanor, after police said he told a co-worker that he wanted to get his guns and "blow up" his workplace. Prescott's lawyer says the co-worker thought Prescott was joking.

The "joker" comment prompted concern because of a mass shooting a week earlier during a screening of a Batman movie in Colorado.

Also on HuffPost:

Close
10 Major Crimes That Shocked the Nation (SLIDESHOW)
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

Neil Prescott Released: Armed 'Joker' Accused Of Threatening To ...

Trial of Neil Prescott Begins Tuesday - Police & Fire - Crofton, MD ...

Maryland 'joker' threat charge against Neil Prescott dismissed

Trial in Mental Health Court begins for Crofton 'Joker'

Md. "Joker" Threat Case Dismissed Over Charging Document Issue

Judge may dismiss Md. workplace threat case

Judge Dismisses 'Joker' Workplace Threat Case