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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Apr 11, 2014

Charges have been dropped against Clarksville attorney Fletcher Long after the local district attorney declined to prosecute the case. A former employee had accused Long of harassing her by sending threatening text messages and emails, calling in the middle of the night and driving slowly by her house. An order expunging the charge and dismissing a temporary order of protection was signed by the presiding judge. "The result of a nolle is simply that the State is declining to pursue the charge(s) against the defendant at the present time,” the district attorney said. “Unlike a dismissal with prejudice, a case that has been disposed of via a nolle prosequi may be readdressed in the future. Should any additional evidence be discovered in the near future or should any additional instances arise…the State may choose to revive this matter after careful review."