An “inappropriate” comment by a prospective juror this week led a Scott County judge to declare a mistrial for two brothers accused of beating a man at a Davenport strip club in October.
The comment was made Monday during the first day of jury selection for Kamden Shelton, 24, and Juan Shelton, 32, who are charged with attempted murder and willful injury causing serious injury.
A written order filed Monday by District Court Judge Mary Howes did not indicate what the inappropriate remark was.
Both men will be back in court Friday for a pretrial conference. A new trial date has not yet been set.
At 12:26 a.m. Oct. 15, Davenport police officers responded to a fight at Chorus Line, 4128 Brady St.
Police say the two men and a third brother, Trenton Shelton, were involved in a fight with Joshua Sutton, 39, who was knocked to the floor.
According to police, the three brothers kicked Sutton in the head and torso several times and stomped on him. The brothers then fought with others in the strip club before returning to an unconscious Sutton and kicking him some more.
Kamden Shelton was arrested the day of the incident. Juan Shelton was arrested the next day after police say he led them on a five-minute car chase from Rock Island into Davenport via the Interstate 280 bridge.
Trenton Shelton, 30, was arrested in December in Mississippi by U.S. Marshals on a federal charge of failing to register as a sex offender in federal court.
That case is still pending.