CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - A mistrial was declared in the case of a suspect accused of shooting at police after a witness testified about the defendant's criminal history.
Lonnie Pebley, 42, was arrested in July 2012 and faces charges including 18 counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer.
The Castle Rock Police Department officers had chased Pebley to his home after he allegedly fled a traffic stop. He allegedly opened fire on officers first with a handgun and later with a semi-automatic rifle.
No officers were injured and Pebley eventually surrendered.
Judge Paul King declared the mistrial after the prohibited testimony from a defense witness was heard in court during cross examination. A new, two-week trial was scheduled for September 16.