- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 18, 2014

GERING, Neb. (AP) - A jury bribery trial has begun for a Scottsbluff man already convicted on drug and related charges.

Scottsbluff radio station KNEB says (http://bit.ly/1izyS4p ) the trial for Brian Ross began Tuesday morning in a Scottsbluff County courtroom in Gering.

Prosecutors say Ross had spoken to a juror upon arriving at the courthouse in December for his drug trial. The juror joined the jury panel and listened to testimony, and then reported the conversation during the lunch break. The juror was replaced by an alternate.

The jury convicted Ross later of felony possession of methamphetamine and two misdemeanors: reckless driving and obstructing a police officer. Ross was acquitted of another felony, attempted assault.

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Information from: KNEB-AM, http://www.kneb.com

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