WASHINGTON – The son of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry has agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his outburst at a downtown Washington bank.
Marion Christopher Barry was accused of threatening a teller and throwing a metal trash can in January, destroying a security camera. Police said Barry became angry after being told his account was overdrawn.
The charges appeared to hinder the 34-year-old's campaign for his late father's seat on the D.C. Council. The younger Barry raised little money and finished sixth out of 13 candidates in a special election last month. He has said he plans to run again.
Court records show Barry intends to plead guilty at a hearing on Wednesday, which had been his trial date.
The elder Barry died last November.