Former Arlington man released from Mexico

ARLINGTON, Wash. – The grandson of an Arlington man who was detained in Mexico for 21 months is free and back in the USA.

The Daily Herald reports Cary Chrisman Jr. of Yuma, Ariz., was freed Oct. 8 after judges in Baja California cleared him of charges.

The 42-year-old Arlington native and 90-year-old Edward Chrisman of Arlington were detained in January 2009 on a trip from Yuma to a dental appointment in Mexico. They stopped at a convenience store where the younger Chrisman was accused of offering to take pornographic photos of a girl. He says it was a misunderstanding.

The older Chrisman also was jailed and released after 65 days.