Posted: Apr 4, 2013 5:22 PM by Erin Schattauer
BOZEMAN - A man accused of stabbing another man outside a Gallatin Gateway bar in 2011 is going to trial again.
In March, a mistrial was declared in the case of Mark Logan who is accused of stabbing a man during a fight at Stacey's Bar. Jurors deliberated for nearly two days before they decided they could not arrive at a decision.
County Attorney Marty Lambert says he took a number of factors into account and decided that a retrial was appropriate in this case. Lambert says he might amend the information in the case, but has not yet decided. He has until May 3 to decide.
Meanwhile, Logan's attorney, Eric Brewer, says he is disappointed in the county attorney's decision to retry the case.
"The prospect of (Logan) sitting in jail until September for another trial is not one that he's looking forward to," Brewer said.
Logan remains in jail on a $100,000 bond. Brewer says he may seek a bail reduction.
Judge John Brown scheduled Logan's trial to begin on Sept. 23.
In the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, Gallatin County sheriff's deputies responded a fight outside Stacey's Bar.
According to court documents, when officials interviewed the victim's wife, she told them that she and her husband went to the bar after a wedding at Gallatin Gateway Inn. She said she and her friends were outside smoking when a man came up and threw her friend into a parked car. The woman said her husband stepped in and told the man not to touch the woman; that's when it "turned into chaos." She was taken into the bar and, when someone brought her husband inside, they said he had been stabbed, she said.
The victim was stabbed six times. One of the stab wounds was to the lining of his lung, court documents state. He also reportedly suffered an injury to his left ear when an earring was ripped out.
Police later linked Logan to the stabbing and asked for the public's helping locating him. Logan was later found 16 days later in White Sulphur Springs.