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Former New Birth Security Gets Charge Dropped By D.A. Who Considered Bishop Long’s Letter

Former New Birth Security Gets Charge Dropped By D.A. Who Considered Bishop Long’s Letter

A former New Birth Missionary Church security guard Anthony Boyd has been exonerated of all charges after being accused of burglarizing Bishop Eddie Long’s office.

Boyd had maintained he was innocent. Boyd says he had nothing to do with stealing jewelry, an iPad and iPod from the Bishop’s church office back in June of last year.

After much consideration, DeKalb County D.A. Robert James dropped the charge on Monday.

D.A. stated Bishop Eddie Long’s August 26th letter   — along with Boyd’s status as a defendant — had a lot to do with his decision.

“If he had not asked me, I would not have made the decision. In cases like this, we respect the victim’s wishes,” James said. “We look at the age of the defendant, a young man. We look at the fact that the defendant had… no criminal history at all. We looked at the fact that we are talking about a property crime, not a violent crime.”

Boyd’s attorney had made it very clear that he would call Bishop Long to the stand. People who were familiar with the case say Long didn’t want to testify. (Not a surprise)

Boyd is grateful to Bishop Eddie Long for writing the letter asking to drop the burglary case against him.

Boyd says he  is glad to put this case behind him.

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