AUGUSTA — An indictment charging a Vassalboro woman with a 2010 burglary and theft was dismissed Friday in Kennebec County Superior Court, a week after a jury was selected to hear the case.
Charity R. Hopper, now 23, originally had been charged by complaint in connection with the Aug. 24, 2010, theft of a PlayStation controller, pocket knife, cellphone and other household items. She was indicted in July 2011.
“After interviewing witnesses, exculpatory evidence became available that did not support these charges,” wrote Assistant District Attorney Tracy DeVoll, in the dismissal filed with the court.
Hopper, who was represented by attorney Sherry Tash, had been scheduled to go to trial Tuesday and Wednesday this week.