- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 30, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A mistrial has been declared in the case of a former California gubernatorial candidate accused of shooting and wounding his neighbor last year.

The Fresno Bee reports (https://bit.ly/1LjQxhB ) jurors were deadlocked 9-3 Tuesday and couldn’t convict 49-year-old Tye Glenn Champ on charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Champ had testified that he shot 41-year-old John Harrison Price after Price attacked him with a knife outside his home in Prather. The two had gotten into an argument after Champ slashed the tires of an ATV that belonged to Price’s 13-year-old son.

Champ admitted he also fired at Price’s horse paddock, but he was found not guilty Tuesday in a horse’s death.

In his Republican bid for governor last year, Champ received 1.8 percent of the vote.


Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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