COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Columbia prosecutors say they need more time to evaluate whether to prosecute state NAACP President Lonnie Randolph on charges of refusing to pay his dry cleaning bill and fighting with officers.
Randolph had a hearing Friday in municipal court in Columbia on misdemeanor charges including disorderly conduct, trespass and resisting arrest.
Columbia police were called July 12 to the dry cleaners by an employee who said the 63-year-old Randolph would not pay for his clothes and would not leave. Officers said Randolph did not answer their initial questions and looked frantic as he rifled through his pockets.
Randolph's attorney has asked that the charges be dropped, saying his client was having a diabetic attack. Prosecutors say they need more time to review affidavits filed in support of that claim.
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