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Mistrial declared in case against three men accused of attacking Mike Wallace

Sylvania 300 - Qualifying

LOUDON, NH - SEPTEMBER 19: Mike Wallace, driver of the #66 Royal Teak Collection Toyota, looks n during qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on September 19, 2014 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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North Carolina District Court Judge Ronald Chapman declared a mistrial Wednesday for the three men accused of attacking NASCAR driver Mike Wallace, his daughter and son-in-law.

Paul Lucas, Nathan Lucas, and Randolph Mangum face misdemeanor assault charges following the June 17 attack at the PNC Music Pavilion.

WSOC reports two potential witnesses violated a sequestration order by being present in the courtroom during testimony Tuesday. It prompted the defense attorney to ask for the mistrial Wednesday because any future testimony they give could be influenced.

Those witnesses are being held in contempt of court.

No new trial date has been set.

Wallace and his family were attacked in the parking lot on the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina, following a Rascal Flatts’ concert. In an interview with WSOC following the attack, Wallace said he suffered a concussion, received 12 stitches, and lost three teeth.

A police report said all victims were kicked and punched in the head, face and stomach during the attack.

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