On Thursday, former Brazil Police Chief Terry Harrison and counsel appeared in front Vigo County Superior Court Division IV Judge Michael Lewis for a pre-trial conference.
Putnam County Prosecutor Timothy Bookwalter told The Brazil Times that during a pre-trial conference, Harrison accepted a plea agreement to plead guilty for Official Misconduct (a class D felony).
Bookwalter said Harrison will face sentencing Feb. 21.
"The sentencing is up to the judge," Bookwalter said. "But he's facing 0-3 years in (prison)."
Harrison initially faced allegations of Official Misconduct and Failure to Deposit Public Funds. The second count was originally a class B felony, but Bookwalter said legislation in 2012 dropped it to a class D felony.
The charges stemmed from a case dating back to 2011.
The charges alleged 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 alleged Harrison never deposited the funds into the official government accounts for the City of Brazil.
Bookwalter told The Times the state's "offer" has not changed in approximately one year.
"I said either plea to this or we're going to trial," he said, adding the charge of Failure to Deposit Public Funds was thrown out.