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Fine, no jail for Texas soldier in gun rights case

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BELTON, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas jury has fined a Fort Hood soldier convicted of a misdemeanor in a case fought on his behalf by gun-rights advocates protesting his arrest.

The Temple Daily Telegram (http://bit.ly/19KQxhv ) reports that the Belton jury that convicted U.S. Army Master Sgt. Christopher Grisham did not sentence him Tuesday to jail time. Grisham was fined $2,000.

Grisham has said he will appeal his conviction and sentence for interference with the duties of an officer.

He was arrested in March while hiking with his 15-year-old son. A police officer was called after someone saw Grisham carrying an assault rifle, which he's legally allowed to do under state law. Grisham was arrested after a confrontation caught on video.

His first trial earlier this year ended with a deadlocked jury.

 

Information from: Temple (Texas) Daily Telegram, http://www.tdtnews.com

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