The case accusing Schuyler Stewart of endeavoring to perform an act of violence against District Attorney Craig Ladd, District Judge Dennis Morris and Associate District Judge Thomas Baldwin has been dropped.
Ladd said new evidence led to the dismissal of the charge against the 33-year-old Sulphur man.  
“Evidence was discovered which significantly challenged the credibility of the allegations against Mr. Stewart,” Ladd told The Ardmoreite Wednesday afternoon. “Such evidence is referred to as ‘exculpatory’ and when it exists to such a degree as to seriously question the validity of a criminal charge, the prosecutor has an ethical obligation to see that the charge is dismissed.”
Stewart was charged Feb. 16 based  on allegations that while he was an inmate in the Carter County Detention Center he asked another inmate to “… furnish him with a firearm to be used to shoot and kill …” Ladd, Morris and Baldwin.  A warrant was issued for his arrest. Stewart was arrested without incident. He has been detained at the CCDC pending the posting of a  $100,000 bond prior to the dismissal of the charge.
Late Wednesday, Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryan discussed the case and his response that led to the warrant for Stewart’s arrest.
“I received information that threats were being made and that plans to carry out those threats had been discussed. An investigation into the information showed action taken by a suspect in the case to obtain a weapon. I acted quickly and decisively to protect the safety of the potential victims, who were identified,” Bryant said. I would take the same swift action again regardless of who the threats were directed toward.”