Charge dismissed against man accused of threatening Scott Taylor


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Federal prosecutors dismissed a charge against a man who was accused of threatening to kill Scott Taylor last March

According to court documents, Wallace Grove Godwin visited Taylor’s Virginia Beach office on March 22, 2018.

After a discussion about marijuana policy with a staffer, Godwin allegedly said, “Scott is having an event this Saturday. I am going to get my shotgun and do something about this. I will just handle this myself.”

Taylor, a member of the House of Representatives at the time, said he was out of town when the incident happened.

Godwin was charged with threatening to murder and assault a United States official — a crime that carries with it a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

A federal judge approved a motion filed this week to have that charge dismissed, and ruled that Godwin can be released from custody.

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