Charges dropped against the guy who was jailed for posting Exodus lyrics

Last September, we reported that an Exodus fan named James Evans was arrested for posting the lyrics to “Class Dismissed (A Hate Primer)” on his Facebook page, and was jailed by Kentucky police for making terroristic threats. He spent more than a week in jail before being released without having the charges dropped.

Well, this time, the charges were dropped against Evans. Represented by the ACLU, Evans through an ACLU attorney stated, “Evans is relieved that these very serious criminal charges have been dismissed, and he is grateful for all of the support he has received during this difficult time. A conviction on first-degree terroristic threatening could have landed Evans in jail for up to 10 years.”

The police and DA’s office have not released a statement, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on the situation come to light.

Exodus released their new album Blood In, Blood Out on October 14th via Nuclear Blast, which is the band’s first with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza since 2004’s Tempo of the Damned. To support the album, the band will tour with Slayer and Suicidal Tendencies this fall.

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