Case ends in mistrial after deliberation

Published 10:20 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2009

After two-hours in deliberation, a trial alleging unlawful distribution of recorded DVDs and CDs was declared a mistrial.

Reginald Jones, of Montgomery, faced trial in the Pike County District Court Monday for allegedly selling and transporting unlawful recorded devices in two locations on North Three Notch Street.

But, after jury members met for two hours, one juror remained locked in opposition that Jones was guilty, said Assistant District Attorney Tom Anderson.

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“The first vote was 11-1 immediately,” Anderson said.

“I feel certain next time we’ll have a conviction then.”

The trial will now be set for August, and if convicted Jones will face one to three years in the penitentiary.

Also in court this week, Shannon Marie Stevens pled guilty to charges of possession and manufacturing meth.

Anderson said Stevens was sentenced to a total of 12 years for the charges.