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No charges for Florida man with obscene sticker on car

Dillon Shane Webb, 23, cited for obscenity, resisting officer

Dillon Shane Webb.
Dillon Shane Webb.

LAKE CITY, Fla. – Charges have been dropped against a Florida man who refused to remove what a deputy considered an obscene sticker from his vehicle's window.

The State Attorney's Office in Columbia County filed court documents Thursday saying it won't prosecute Dillon Shane Webb, 23, who had been charged with obscenity and resisting an officer without violence. The filing said a valid defense could be raised under the First Amendment, which protects free speech.

An arrest report said a deputy stopped Webb in Lake City on Sunday because of a sexually explicit sticker. The deputy cited Webb for obscenity with a notice to appear in court.

Officials said the deputy told Webb to alter the sticker to change the derogatory part, but Webb refused. The deputy then charged Webb with resisting.