EVANSVILLE — The special prosecutor appointed in a weapons case against Gibson County Clerk Jim Morrow that ended with a hung jury earlier this month has dropped the charge against Morrow.

The trial jury reported July 7, following two days of testimony, that it could not reach a verdict, and according to Vanderburgh Circuit Court records, Special Judge Jill Marcrum declared a hung jury, discharging them from the case.

In a review hearing conducted Tuesday in Vanderburgh Circuit Court, the judge read the verdicts into record, finding that the jury found Morrow not guilty of two class A felony counts of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon, and could not reach a verdict on the remaining class A felony count of pointing a firearm at another person.

Judge Marcrum granted Special Deputy Prosecutor Sara Christianson’s motion to dismiss the remaining count.

Morrow, 56, was charged in connection with an April 30, 2019 incident outside the Sam Mart convenience store on North Main in Princeton. Police accused him of pulling a 9 mm pistol and pointing it at Andrew Ellis during an argument.

 

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