Brooke Burns defense attorney for Nollette denied retrial

ASOTIN, WA - A man accused and tried for attempted burglary won't face a re-trial in Asotin County.

James Nollette's January trial was found inconclusive with a hung jury. He was originally charged with helping 28-year-old Troy Wilcoxon steal nearly $30,000 from the Lancer Lanes Casino. Friday, the Asotin County Prosecutor's Office said it wouldn't be a responsible use of the court's and state's money to re-try Nollette. Brooke Burns represents Nollette.

"He's been dealing with this the past eight months of his life, not able to find employment because everybody wanted to see how this was going to resolve so he's anxious to move on with his life," said Defense Attorney, Brooke Burns.

In a press release, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Curt Liedkie said the state is satisfied that Wilcoxon is being held accountable for the crime. He'll serve two years in prison.