Former Clinton County Commissioner Adam C. Coleman has been found "not guilty" of theft and conspiracy, according to verdicts handed down by a jury of eight women and six men.
The "not guilty" declarations were announced just before 2:30 this afternoon in the Clinton County Courthouse.
Coleman had been charged with the theft of funds from the Lock Haven YMCA in connection with former agency director Jerry Clark, who testified against Coleman at trial on Monday. Clark is serving a prison sentence for stealing upward of $130,000 from the YMCA by forging the names of board members on the nonprofit's checks over a four-year period.
Coleman was charged with one count of theft by unlawful taking, a third-degree felony. He was also charged with one count each of theft by deception and criminal conspiracy, both first-degree misdemeanors.
The jury was handed the case late this morning and began deliberating before taking a lunch break, only to return and issue verdicts within the hour.
Stay tuned for updates on www.lockhaven.com.
Also, see Wednesday's print edition for a complete story on today's closing arguments and the jury's verdicts.