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Mistrial in trial watched by gun-rights advocates

BELTON, Texas (AP) - A judge has declared a mistrial in a Central Texas case against a Fort Hood soldier that was being watched by gun-rights advocates.

The six-person jury in Belton deadlocked and couldn't reach a verdict after two days of deliberations.

Army Master Sgt. Christopher Grisham is charged with misdemeanor interference with the duties of an officer. A Temple police officer responding to a report of a man carrying an assault rifle arrested Grisham in March. Grisham was hiking with his 15-year-old son, who was working on a Boy Scout merit badge. The officer has testified he worried about Grisham's reaction after approaching him.

A video of their confrontation being arrested by a police officer was posted online and was widely viewed.

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