NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - The Commonwealth's Attorney is no longer willing to pursue indecent exposure charges against a Newport News police officer.
Both counts of indecent exposure and one count of obscene sexual display against Christopher Roush were ruled nolle prosequi in a Newport News courtroom Friday during a scheduled preliminary hearing, according to a Newport News General District Court Clerk.
On April 7, Roush, 41, was arrested at his home on Harpersville Road after it was reported he was standing on his porch, exposing himself.
Roush, a Master Police Officer with the Newport News Police Department was placed on unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. It is unknown if and when Roush will return to work.
In December, Roush changed his last name from Miner. When he was Christopher Miner, Roush was arrested, charged and later acquitted on rape and sodomy charges.
A routine traffic stop in Chesapeake resulted in a three-city pursuit Friday morning.
Wet weather is expected to move into the area over the weekend, forcing some areas to cancel or change their holiday events.
Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Route 17 in Gloucester Friday morning.