“Test jury” to be summoned in Kosciusko County Sheriff corruption case

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A judge has ordered a “test jury” to determine whether Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine can get an impartial jury with local residents…or whether he can’t.

In Elkhart County Superior Court, Special Judge Evan Roberts set Nov. 4 as the day of the test jury. Roberts and the lawyers will summon a potential jury and ask questions to determine their objectivity, according to our reporting partners at News Now Warsaw.

Rovenstine has been charged with bribery and corruption. His trial set for early next year.

Rovenstine was arrested earlier this year on 10 felony counts that include three counts of bribery, five counts of official misconduct, one count of intimidation and one count of assisting criminal.

The judge will summon about 25 jurors for duty and then determine whether the trial needs to be moved.

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