Jury seated for the trial of Kosciusko Co. sheriff facing 10 felony charges

WARSAW, Ind. The jury was seated and the trial began for Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine on Monday.

He faces 10 felony charges including bribery, intimidation, and assisting a criminal.

The court summoned and sorted through 75 potential jurors, but by 5 p.m. on Monday, prosecutors and defenders agreed on the pool of eight women, four men, and three alternates to hear the case.

It’s up to prosecutors Matt Sarber and Tami Napier to prove that Sheriff Rovenstine acted illegally when he allegedly agreed to take thousands of dollars from inmate Kevin Bronson in exchange for special treatment.

Rovenstine is also accused of threatening an officer who was investigating Bronson.

No evidence was presented Monday. The judge will meet with attorneys Tuesday to lay out when the witnesses will be summoned.

The judge gave the jury Tuesday off and they will return Wednesday morning. The trial is expected to last about two weeks

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