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Judge declares mistrial in District Attorney Mark Jones’ case on campaign video damage

A mistrial has been declared for District Attorney Mark Jones’ trial in reference to damage to...
A mistrial has been declared for District Attorney Mark Jones’ trial in reference to damage to the Columbus Civic Center parking lot.(WRDW)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 2:22 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A mistrial has been declared for District Attorney Mark Jones’ trial in reference to damage to the Columbus Civic Center parking lot.

During court testimony, it was revealed that a few witnesses had been watching the live stream of the proceedings - something appointed Judge Jefferey Monroe says is not allowed. As a result, the judge declared a mistrial.

The DA’s charges included damage to property and interference with government property following a campaign music video he made where he reportedly damaged he Civic Center’s parking lot by leaving tire marks after spinning tires or doing donuts.

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