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Maria Louis Maria Lewis pleaded not guilty during her arraignment today in D.C. Superior Court. She had been charged with assaulting a police officer during a snowball fight in front of Wonderland. Third District Commander Jacob Kishter had told City Desk that she would be charged with a felony. But her case was never papered by prosecutors as a felony.
Today, she was arraigned on one misdemeanor APO count. After her arraignment, she was released. She had been held for nearly 36 hours. Her next court date is in early March. [UPDATE, 5 P.M.: Her name is Maria Lewis, not Louis.]
“I expect her to be fully exonerated,” says her defense attorney Janai Reed.