Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex won't be prosecuted in Sanford arrest

Nick Gordon arrested on domestic battery charge

By Brianna Volz - Web producer
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SANFORD, Fla. - The State Attorney's Office of the 18th Judicial Circuit filed a notice Tuesday stating that there would be no prosecution against the ex-boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Nicholas Gordon was facing a domestic battery charge and one count of false imprisonment after he was accused of beating his girlfriend in June, but the State Attorney's Office said Tuesday that the felony charge of false imprisonment could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

The State Attorney's Office said a formal information was filed that charged Gordon with domestic battery, but the victim, who Sanford police said initially went to the Police Department about the incident between the couple, no longer wanted Gordon to be prosecuted.

"(The victim) provided a written declaration of non-prosecution, made repeated verbal demands to drop the case, and ultimately voiced her desire not to have Gordon prosecuted in a letter sent to the presiding judge," officials with the State Attorney's Office said.

Because the victim was the only witness to the June incident, the State Attorney's Office said her decision to not cooperate with prosecutors led officials to believe that the case could not proceed to trial.

Officials with the State Attorney's Office said, though, that they had successfully completed sanctions that required Gordon to attend an anger management class and an alcohol and substance abuse class prior to their filing of the notice of no prosecution.

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