JACKSON, Mississippi — A federal judge has declared a mistrial for a man accused of pointing a gun at authorities who were searching his house for a most-wanted fugitive.
Royce Funchess was arrested Aug. 7, 2012, while task force agents with the U.S. Marshals Service were searching his house in Terry.
Authorities were looking for Robert Lee King, suspected of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend and wounding her daughter in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2005. Authorities say they were acting on a tip that King had been staying at Funchess' house.
Marshals say they arrested Funchess after he pointed a gun at an agent.
King, who was on the Marshal's most wanted-list, was not in the house.
A mistrial was declared Wednesday after the jury couldn't reach a verdict. A new trial is July 22.