Saturday, October 22, 2016 09:02 AM

UPDATED: AFTER CHARGES DROPPED, BOBBY STONE ACCUSES MAYOR, STAFF OF CONSPIRACY TO COVER UP INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIP

Both Bobby and Lacie Stone appeared in court Friday morning. (Photo: Staff)

Authorities dropped charges against Chattanooga resident Bobby Stone Friday morning.

District Attorney Neal Pinkston told Judge Lila Statom hes filed documents laying out the reasons he decided to drop the charges.

"Ive read your memorandum and I will grant your motion to dismiss," Statom said.

The charges stemmed from an incident with Stones wife, Lacie Stone, who is Mayor Andy Berkes senior adviser.

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After the court hearing, Stone addressed the media briefly.

He thanked Pinkston and his attorney, Lee Davis, for "setting right a substantial injustice."

"The fact is that Mayor Andy Berke had an inappropriate relationship with my wife," Stone said. "He and his staff conspired with [Police] Chief Fred Fletcher to have me falsely arrested to cover that up. That's all I'm going to say right now."

Nooga.com has reached out to the mayor's office for comment on this situation, but as of publication time hasn't heard back.

Friday'shearing came after the date had been moved a couple of times because of the then-ongoingTennessee Bureau of Investigation probe

News source: Nooga.com

See also: Davis & Hoss