Prosecutors decide to defer prosecution on an Owensboro mayoral candidate for up to a year.

Neil Johnston’s case won’t be heard unless he is arrested again within the next 12 months.

He was arrested for trespassing back in July after trying to reenter the Big O Music Festival after Daviess County Sheriff’s deputies asked him to leave and even escorted him out.

Johnston is one of five people running for Owensboro mayor in November.