Posted: Oct 18, 2012 2:04 PM by Madelyn Monteath, KSBY News
Updated: Oct 18, 2012 4:06 PM
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.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at email@example.com, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties