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Charged dropped, then refiled for aggressive Pacific Beach solicitor

Posted at 6:19 PM, Jan 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 21:26:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Charges were suddenly dropped Friday against an aggressive solicitor accused of making threats to people. But within hours, 45-year-old Corey Terry was charged again, and served two criminal protection orders.

With his head down and polite, Terry stood in the defendant's box for his second arraignment Friday afternoon.

It was a big difference to the man captured on cell phone video last November. The self-proclaimed missionary worker was caught on video cursing and taking multiple swings at residents in Pacific Beach after they say they declined to offer a donation.

"He chases me across the street, screaming that he's going to kill me," Emily Herton told 10News in November.

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There were many other residents in nearby communities, who claimed Terry also threatened them. On Jan. 9, 2020, he was arrested and charged with three felonies: two counts of making criminal threats and one count of attempted burglary.

Friday at 8:30 a.m., Terry was supposed to appear for his preliminary hearing. But the District Attorney suddenly dropped all his charges. Instead, he was recharged Friday afternoon and served a criminal protection order against the two women behind the camera in a now-viral, confrontational video.

"You must not harass, strike, threaten, console, follow, stalk, molest, destroy or damage personal property of these protected parties," Hon. Judge Joseph Brannigan said.

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Last week, 10News did a jailhouse interview with Terry. We asked several times what charity he was working for. But he refused to answer.

“Ma’am, I wasn’t in a confrontation,” Terry responded. “That lady was trying to record me. She got mad because I said if she’s a Jehovah’s witness, why is she against me going door to door? She was drunk and all of that stuff. She came and bothered me. I told her to stop recording me, that’s it.”

"Door to door is stressful, man," Terry said. "I don't miss it. It's stressful. That's why I told my mama. I just want to come home. Ma'am. Goodbye."

At his re-arraignment Friday, Terry maintained his innocence, entering once again a not-guilty plea.

Terry's bail amount remains at $100,000. His next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2020.