Army Master Sgt. Christopher Grisham was awarded a mistrial when a jury of 6 split on the verdict . Prosecutors did not say whether they planned to retry him.. Grisham had been charged with a misdemeanor charge of interference with the duties of an officer.
Temple police officer Steve Ermis overstepped his authority, when he challenged Grisham’s right to carry his AR15, which is legal in the state of Texas. Ermis said that Grisham was carrying his gun “rudely”, whatever that means. He then confiscated Grisham’s rifle and his pistol, for which he had a concealed carry permit