Mistrial declared in case against man accused of setting fire, leaving explosive devices

Published: Aug. 3, 2016 at 1:30 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2016 at 5:39 PM CDT
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Caleb Loving. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)
Caleb Loving. (Source: Vanderburgh Co. Jail)

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - Authorities confirm a mistrial has been declared in the trial against an Evansville man charged with arson and manufacturing an explosive device.

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The trial for Caleb Loving began Monday and was expected to last through the rest of this week.

Tuesday, one of the first officers on scene from the Evansville Police Department testified. The officer was on scene just over a year ago, when police say Loving left explosive devices at a restaurant on North Green River Road.

On Monday, David Cerling, a clinical psychologist from Evansville, testified as to the mental health status of Loving.

It's not exactly clear yet as to why the mistrial was declared on Wednesday, but authorities say it had to do with one of the witnesses.

We're told the motion for a mistrial was agreed upon by both sides.

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