Tahlequah Daily Press

Crime & Courts

September 30, 2013

Mistrial declared in weapons case

TAHLEQUAH — Jurors trying to decide the case of a man accused of illegally possessing weapons deadlocked last week, leading the judge to declare a mistrial.

Charles Floyd Hilton, 69, was accused of possessing several firearms after a previous conviction of assault with a dangerous weapon.

Prosecutors argued Hilton had in his possession a military Mauser rifle, a pump-action shotgun, a military M95 rifle, a Winchester 30-06, a Remington 700, and a Remington 1100 last February.

After jurors began deliberating the case, they notified a judge of their inability to make a unanimous decision.

District Judge Darrell Shepherd told the jurors to continue their deliberations, but panelists were ultimately unable to reach a decision and a mistrial was declared.

Court records show Hilton will be back in district court Dec. 19 for a sounding docket, and should face another jury trial Jan. 21, 2014.

Hilton, who is represented by James Simms, could face one to 10 years in prison.

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