The Sopranos actor Lillo Brancato Jr.'s ongoing murder trial took an unexpected turn when a juror selected to decide his fate went missing - after he was held for assault.
The 34-year-old male juror was arrested and charged at the weekend (beg 29Nov08), according to court officials.
Supreme Court Justice Martin Marcus waited for hours for the panel member, holding up Monday's (01Dec08) proceedings as the man remained in police custody in the Bronx.
A courthouse source tells the New York Post, "That's where we found him, right across the street in jail."
Brancato is on trial for the murder of police officer Daniel Enchautegui, who was shot during an attempted burglary in 2005.
Brancato's co-accused Steven Armento was convicted and jailed for life for his role in the murder in October (08).
The trial continues.