Aryn Leroux wants charges dropped

Updated: March 6, 2014, 4:30 PM ET
By Adam Rubin |

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The man accused of threatening the New York Mets via Twitter applied in court Thursday to participate in a program that would prompt the dismissal of the case upon completion, a Milford (Conn.) Superior Court clerk told


Prosecutors have alleged Aryn Leroux, 42, of West Haven, Conn., threatened team executives, players and coaches via Twitter and also made a "specific threat" to Citi Field. He was charged in October with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace -- both misdemeanors.

A hearing is scheduled for April 7 regarding Leroux's application for the Accelerated Pretrial Rehabilitation Program. Completion of the program would prompt the charges to be dropped.

Leroux's attorney, Frederick D. Paoletti Jr., declined comment.

Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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