Black Couple: Firefighter Threatened to Kill Us but D.A. Won’t Charge – The Daily Beast – A judge quietly dismissed the case against Barry Arnold—a 2014 Savannah Firefighter of the Year— in September after the government failed to prosecute, online court records show.
The 42-year-old father of three faced several misdemeanors for allegedly threatening to shoot Marquist Curtis and his fiancée, Amber Phillips, at a Savannah Applebee’s one Friday night in October 2015. He was originally charged with pointing a gun at another, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
The incident remains under investigation, according to the Chatham County district attorney’s office, though no new charges have been filed. A spokeswoman told The Daily Beast the case is open and declined to comment further.
Still, Curtis and his supporters remain skeptical that prosecutor Meg Heap will again pursue charges against the city employee.
“We just want justice. No more, no less,” Curtis told The Daily Beast. “They’re trying to put what he did on hold.”