The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County District Attorney:
A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations Wednesday to announce it had acquitted the trial defendant of one count of felony vandalism and was unable to reach a verdict (“hung jury”) on a second count of felony vandalism.
He remains charged with vandalizing property of another causing damage greater than $400 in value, said crime occurring on June 26, 2023.
A retrial of the single remaining count before a new jury has now been calendared to begin on December 4, 2023.
The law enforcement agency that investigated each of the two crimes was the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.
The attorney who represented the People’s interest in this week’s trial was Deputy District Attorney Jamie Pearl.
Mendocino County Superior Court Judge Keith Faulder presided over the three-day trial.