Joe Mixon Aggravated Menacing Case Dismissed
2/3/2023 11:15 AM PT
Joe Mixon is in the clear in his aggravated menacing case -- at least, for now -- prosecutors dismissed the charge against the Cincinnati Bengals star on Friday ... though there is still a chance they could re-file it at a later date.
Officials from the Cincinnati City Prosecutor's Office asked a judge to sign off on the case's dismissal early Friday morning ... and just minutes ago in a Cincinnati courtroom, Hamilton County Judge Curt Kissinger did just that.
Here's video of Hamilton County Judge Curt Kissinger signing off on the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office motion for dismissal after Bengals RB Joe Mixon was charged with aggravated menacing. pic.twitter.com/T7JcqNngKJ— WCPO 9 (@WCPO) February 3, 2023 @WCPO
"I will sign the entry of dismissal," the judge said at the hearing. "And the warrant will be recalled subject to further filing by the City of Cincinnati."
Prosecutors said in the courtroom they were asking for dismissal because they needed "additional investigation before we would move forward with this case."
They noted the alleged victim would like to still go forward with the charge "if we do decide to refile it."
As we reported, an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor count of aggravated menacing was issued for Mixon on Thursday ... after officials alleged he pointed a firearm at a woman on Jan. 21 and told her, "You should be popped in the face, I should shoot you, the police can't get me."
Mixon's rep, Peter Schaffer, said in a statement following the court filing, "It was a rush to judgment."
"I really feel that police have an obligation before they file charges -- because of the damage that can be done to the person's reputation -- to do their work," Schaffer added.
Mixon just finished his sixth season with the Cincinnati Bengals. He has two years remaining on his contract.