Prosecutors dismiss charges against former gym owner

<p>Jason Sleater</p>

Jason Sleater

Benton County prosecutors drop all pending charges against a former gym owner once accused of charging his members a gym "enhancement" fee and pocketing the money.

In September, 509 Fitness owner Jason Sleater, was acquitted of one count of first degree theft and one count of second degree theft, but the jury could not come to a verdict on six other second degree theft charges.

Prosecutors were considering to retry the case, but today, they dropped the six charges instead.

Prosecutors say they have no new evidence in the case and they believe a jury would come to the same verdict if another trial was held.