TERRE HAUTE -- The trial date for a former Brazil Police Department Chief has been rescheduled.
According to court documents, the jury trial for former Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison, originally scheduled for Monday, has been rescheduled for 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.
Court documents show that on Aug. 2, the State filed a motion for a continuance due to a congested court calendar.
The continuance was granted Aug. 3, due to a jury trial in another cause.
Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter, who is representing the State of Indiana in the case, recently told The Brazil Times there were eight cases slated ahead of this case on the Aug. 6, 2012, date.
Harrison faces allegations of a class B felony charge of Failure to Deposit Public Funds and a class D felony charge of Official Misconduct, stemming from 2008.
The charges allege Harrison -- while serving as Brazil Police Department Chief -- received and cashed a $2,000 grant check for funds intended to purchase car safety seats for children from the Indiana University Automotive Safety Program.
However, the charges allege Harrison never deposited the funds into the official government accounts for the City of Brazil.
An initial trial was scheduled for July 2011, but a motion to continue was filed by defense counsel and a similar motion was filed by the state due to calendar congestion.
Due to a conflict of interest with Harrison's previous career in law enforcement and his potential criminal cases as an investigative officer, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office, along with both Superior and Circuit Court judges in Clay County, are unable to participate in the case.
Harrison remains out of jail on bond.