H-SAN LUIS OBISPO

Oct 18, 2012 5:04 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News

Firefighter charged in bar fight will not be retried

The San Luis Obispo District Attorney's Office will not retry the San Luis Obispo firefighter charged with assaulting a man at a local bar.

In September a jury declared a mistrial of John Ryan Mason, leaving the district attorney to retry or dismiss the case.

"After an evaluation of all the evidence and absent the discovery of new or additional evidence, our office has determined that it will not retry the case," said Jerret Gran, chief deputy at the District Attorney's Office.

Mason faced charges of felony assault with great bodily injury and battery with serious bodily injury.

The victim Jory Brigham, 33, suffered a broken nose, broken jaw and broken cheekbones during a June 2011 altercation at Pappy McGregor's Bar & Grill in San Luis Obispo.

The prosecution argued that Mason attacked Brigham while the defense argued that Mason was only defending himself.

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