ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) - An IOW school board member is officially "off the hook" for controversial emails he sent to other county officials.
10 On Your Side learned the Suffolk Commonwealth's Attorney filed a Motion for Nonsuit the "recall and remove from office petition" against Byron Bailey, the vice-chairman of Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors.
Bailey has come under criticism for e-mailing jokes considered to be racist by some.
On June 28, a removal petition was filed against Byron Bailey. The nonsuit of this case means the complaints against Bailey are not enough to remove him from office. However, it also means the Commonwealth's Attorney can refile charges if more evidence surfaces.
A similar motion was filed last week against Isle of Wight School Board member Herb De Groft, who sent similar e-mails.
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