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1/31/2013 5:25:00 PM
Mistrial declared in trafficking case
Hung jury forces a second trial for Ervin
Brian King
Staff Writer

The jury failed to agree on a verdict Friday afternoon at the Greenwood County Courthouse, forcing a mistrial to be declared by Judge Frank Addy.

The trial for Maunwell Ervin in which he was charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs, two counts of possession with intent to distribute drugs within a half mile of a school, one count of possession of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime began Thursday morning. Testimony was given throughout the day and closing arguments were made Friday morning. The case went to the jury late Friday morning.

The jury came back “hopelessly deadlocked” just before 3 p.m. Friday, forcing a mistrial to be declared.

8th Circuit Solicitor David Stumbo said he was disappointed with the outcome of the trial.

“The Greenwood County Drug Enforcement Unit did an outstanding job on this investigation and we put up a strong case with all of the evidence presented pointing to the defendant's guilt,” Stumbo said in a statement following Friday’s hung jury. “We will not be deterred in our fight against drug dealers in the Greenwood community and will continue to do everything within our power to keep our families safe.”

Agents with the Greenwood Drug Enforcement Unit testified in pretrial hearings that Ervin had previously spent 135 months in federal prison for distribution of crack cocaine, but rules of evidence prevented that testimony from being presented to the jury.

Ervin’s trial was scheduled to begin on Tuesday afternoon, but was continued until Thursday so that his attorney could interview a witness. Stumbo said that Ervin would stand trial again this year, possibly as early as May.



Related Stories:
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Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Article comment by: C Miller

Jay William, if you really believe that "black man" can't make it, working or not, you need to get up and get out because you are missing out on the company of a lot of good, hard working, and very successful people who also do great things for their communities...and are BLACK! I'm so sorry that you don't know them it's your loss and, I believe, your choice.

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013
Article comment by: Tim W.

Everything is either good or evil in this world... Get over race and corrupt police, guys. The real war is to follow the Law of The LORD! & if anyone sins- REPENT!! -1John1:9 forgive others or you may not be forgiven. -Matthew 6:15 Everyone better start getting right, or get left!! He's Coming Soon!! -Mark 12:38-44 It's time for ALL people to get out of this comfort zone of hate and start loving as Jesus did. The Lord Speaking, "Did you learn to love?" Can you say yes to that? I WARN EVERYONE READING this- God has a portion waiting for those who do not OVERCOME!!! Revelation 21:8
Repent and be Forgiven!!!
Repent and be Forgiven!!!


Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Article comment by: Jay William

It sad that a BLACK MAN always got to be label.But MR ERVIN don't give up. 98.9% of cops are dirty trust me I know! Black can't make it working or not. Keep prayers in for Mr. Ervin! N I promise my kids will not grow up in gwd!


Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Article comment by: Tay N

What more evidence could be put in front of u everybody in greenwood know everybody that sells drugs and besides the drug dealers make it obvious so yes him an all of his so call friends need to be locked up maybe they will learn the jurors in this case must have been drug users

Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Article comment by: Shrila Fown

Oh that's just great let another drug dealer back out on the streets to destroy our children the evidence is right in front of u just look around what more do u want


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