CRIME

Son of former DC mayor Marion Barry declines plea offer after altercation at bank

The son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has declined an offer from prosecutors to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges after an altercation at a downtown Washington bank.

The attorney for 34-year-old Marion Christopher Barry says his client allowed the plea offer to expire on Friday. Attorney Makan Shirafkan (MAH-kun shu-RAHF-kun) says he's preparing for trial, although he didn't rule out the possibility of a plea agreement in the future.

Barry is running for his late father's seat on the D.C. Council in a special election on April 28. Trial in the case is scheduled for May 20.

According to court documents, Barry threatened a bank teller and destroyed a security camera after he was told he couldn't withdraw money.