Depending on the charges, “I was in jail at the time” tends to be a pretty darn good alibi. But that almost wasn’t enough to prevent 21-year-old Tyree Threatt of Baltimore from standing trial for a street robbery it was more or less impossible for him to have committed.
A woman who says she was robbed off Reisterstown Road in late July later identified Threatt out of a photo array, and he was charged with the crime. Threatt’s public defender first notified a judge Monday of jail records that show his client was in custody at the time of the robbery. Incredibly, the public defender said prosecutors pushed for the issue to be “sorted out at trial” and the judge went for it.
It was only after the Baltimore Sun began inquiring after the case with prosecutors and the Police Department that charges were dropped Wednesday.
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