ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) - All charges against Virginia Beach police officer Bradley Colas were nolle prosequi in an Accomack County courthouse this morning.
Nolle prosequi is a term meaning that for now, the prosecution has decided not to pursue the charges in question. The charges in question can be pursued at a later time, however.
Colas faced two malicious wounding charges and one count each of attempted murder and use of a fire arm in commission of a felony after he was accused of stabbing and shooting at two firefighters while crews responded to a March 4 auto accident involving Colas.
While leaving the Accomack County jail this afternoon, Colas told WAVY.com, "Honestly my first thoughts go out to the firefighters. I'm just thankful nobody got hurt any worse than what happened and I just really appreciate their understanding and graciousness throughout this process."
Colas claims a rare reaction to the antibiotic "Biaxin" caused him to hallucinate. He said he thought the firefighters were trying to stop him from meeting Jesus in Philadelphia, according to court testimony.
"I was just out of my mind. Everything, when you're on the influence of that drug, everything seems so real. So I just really want to make it clear and warn people, this is a really dangerous drug and for people who are allergic to it, just stay away. It's really bad," says Colas.
WAVY.com attended a bond hearing where Colas was denied bond by an Accomack County judge on March 9.
While on the stand at the March 9 hearing, Colas said that he called the pharmacy saying that he was having reactions to the medication he was taking . He also said he thought his ex-girlfriend was in danger and thought things he saw on TV were signs that he should do something.
Grazia Moyers with Virginia Beach Police says Colas is still employed with the police department, but he is still on leave. The decision now lies with the police department to determine if Colas will remain on the force.
Colas told WAVY.com that the first thing he is going to do now that he is released is probably eat food from Wendy's.
Stay with WAVY.com for updates on this developing story as they become available.
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