By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A mistrial was declared in a burglary trial Wednesday in Berkeley County Circuit Court when a juror admitted to having prior knowledge of the case.
Prosecuting Attorney Pamela Games-Neely said she had just finished her opening statement in the case against Christopher A. Tomblin when "a juror stood up, raised his hand and said he was a security guard."
According to Games-Neely, the man said he was working on the night of the burglary and heard the events unfold over a police scanner. Games-Neely said the prosecution and the defense both moved for a mistrial.