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Harrison trial moved again

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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TERRE HAUTE -- The trial for a former Brazil Police Chief has been moved again.

According to court documents, the trial for former Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison has been rescheduled for 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013.

Court documents indicate on the court's motion the proceedings for the hearing were vacated Sept. 13, and rescheduled.

A pre-trial conference has been set for 2 p.m., Feb. 14, 2013.

According to court documents, the court set the trial for further proceedings on Oct. 18, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., for an update on plea negotiations.

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 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.


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lets see,court congestion,conflict of intrest,his lawyer is playing the system to his favor,first time class b non violent felonies serve four years in idoc,given the fact hes an ex police chief,and as long as he stays out of trouble till the next hearing scheduled for oct 2012,he will do zero days,time served and not another word will ever be said.you want to get away with something and not do a day in jail,commit a crime in brazil.

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Wed, Sep 26, 2012, at 9:21 PM

innocent until found guilty. wow, you must know for sure to be so sure of your opinion. hmmmmm, let's see, putting a check in a drawer is a far cry from spending thousands and thousands of dollars spent by a former employee of the city and she is going to "plea bargin"? ??????? careful how you judge and leave it be until he or she is found guilty by a jury. I know if I was accused of a crime, I would want my day in court.

-- Posted by Tracy Jones on Thu, Sep 27, 2012, at 11:33 PM

had my day,been there,done that.you?

-- Posted by unclegrabby on Fri, Sep 28, 2012, at 12:00 AM

Anyone noticed Harrison has had his name in the paper for other things too? Seems he has other money troubles. Also has a history with the court system. Do some checking in other counties. As for putting a check in a drawer... Wrong info. Don't forget, demoted twice prior to the charges.

-- Posted by lifetimeresident on Tue, Oct 2, 2012, at 11:12 PM


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