Mistrial declared in trial of former sheriff’s deputy

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  A Berkeley County circuit judge declared a mistrial Thursday in the gun-embezzlement case of former Berkeley County Sheriff’s Deputy Dennis Streets after a jury could not reach a verdict on one of the two counts he was facing.

Streets, 54, was found not guilty of fraudulent scheme, but the jury remained deadlocked on the other charge of felony embezzlement.

Berkeley County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Helman said the state will retry Streets on the embezzlement charge.

A status hearing has been scheduled for 1:00pm April 30 to schedule a new trial date.

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