Special Grand Jury Term Extended

The Franklin County Special Grand Jury that indicted Governor Fletcher on misdemeanor charges for allegedly violating state personnel laws will continue its work for at least another 90 days.

Franklin Circuit Judge Reed Rhorer signed a court order today extending the grand jury's term beyond its current expiration date of Thursday.

Prosecutors claimed in court records that the extension was necessary because Fletcher’s office has not yet turned over all the evidence which they've asked for in the case.

Fletcher spokeswoman Jodi Whitaker did not have an immediate comment regarding the extension.