Dismissal of the misdemeanor case, which was filed in
But prosecutors said the case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
The trio and business were initially charged with receiving stolen property and failing to require proof of ownership by customers bringing in merchandise for sale.
"They did everything they should have done," including sending the purchased items' serial numbers and descriptions about them to police, he said.
"The whole situation should have never developed," said
"We did everything right," he said today. The whole (criminal case) thing is pretty weird."
Mansfield said his business has been providing daily the serial numbers and other raw data on a computer thumb drive about its purchases to police for years.
It also held onto the items in question, which were never reported stolen, for 30 days as mandated before law before putting them up for sale, he said.
That 30-day hold should have given police plenty of time to review the merchandise to see if any of it was reported stolen, he added.
"It would have been easy on their (police) end to review it," he said, adding he was surprised when police later served a search warrant at the business after working hours on
"They threw us under the bus," he said.
"They did 18 transactions. These were brand new, still in the box TVs and DVDs," Barner told the Record Searchlight last year. "That's unusual to get brand new items, especially when the same person comes in 18 times."
Barner has said more than half the items were flat-screen televisions still in the box.
Kucera said the Halls told the pawnshop's employees that they got the merchandise after winning auctions of storage units in default.
According to electronic
Although Mansfield admitted that relations between his business and police have been strained since the raid, he said he was hopeful they could again develop a close working relationship.
"We will work toward that goal for sure," he said.
In the meantime, Kucera, who noted that the origins of the electronics were never positively identified nor reported stolen by either Target or
"I'm going to be asking for them (police) to give them back," he said.
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