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Gun advocates await verdict in Hood soldier's trial

Oct. 18, 2013 - 08:19AM   |  
C.J. Grisham
Army Master Sgt. C.J. Grisham speaks during the 'Come and Take It' rally, hosted by the Sons of Liberty Texas group, on Sept. 21 in downtown Nacogdoches, Texas. (Andrew D. Brosig / The Daily Sentinel via AP)
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BELTON, TEXAS — A Central Texas jury continues deliberations in the trial of a Fort Hood soldier arrested for carrying an assault rifle in public.

Deliberations continue Friday after about eight hours Thursday in the Belton trial of Army Master Sgt. Christopher Grisham. Gun-rights advocates eagerly await the verdict in a Bell County misdemeanor court.

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.

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