It was a dramatic afternoon in the GEAR UP trial.

Not long after the state of South Dakota rested its case, defendant Stacy Phelps asked for an acquittal.

Phelps is accused of backdating documents to avoid a state audit. 

The judge denied the request for acquittal and the defense started calling witnesses, including Phelps himself. 

KELOLAND Angela Kennecke was in the courtroom for his testimony.  Look for the latest on what happened in court on KELOLAND News at 6.