Prosecutors withdraw threat charge against Sam Moore

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Prosecutors withdrew a charge this morning against Shockoe Bottom strip club owner Sam Moore.

Moore was accused of threatening a police officer over the phone, but at a hearing this morning a key witness didn't show.

Prosecutors say a woman who heard the threat ignored a subpoena and went to Atlantic City so a judge withdrew the case.

Moore's attorney says his client did nothing wrong.

"First of all they can't prove that Mr. Moore had any conversation with any police officer and he did not initiate the phone call. If there was a phone call, it was initiated by the police," said attorney Michael Morchower.

In court prosecutors told the judge there was a history of women making accusations involving Moore and then suddenly changing their minds.

The judge ordered the female witness to appear in court to explain why she did not show.

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