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Prosecutor: Past, current leaders of Palmyra to face charges

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PALMYRA, IN (WAVE) - Details are expected later this week in the Harrison County Prosecutor's case against five current and past leaders in Palmyra.

"Hearing that, it's definitely a shocker," said resident Sydney Hammond. She said she's enjoyed her short time in the town of less than 1,000 people.

"It's a great town, it's quiet, everybody's friendly, it's small, I've liked it the two weeks I've been here," Hammon said.

The current town council is made up of three people.

A meeting in early October seemed pretty typical, but WAVE 3 was able to ask two of the members about any issues.

When asked, "What do you say to people who may have issues with the town council or with you," Town Council Member Virginia Kirkham said, "Please bring them to us and we'll try to solve them."

Town Council Member Alvin Brown was asked the same question. "Oh I've got a good answer for that! We have an election every four years," he exclaimed.

But it's not an election that may change the course for this small town.

The Harrison County Prosecutor will only say current and past leadership is in trouble. Names and specifics haven't been released yet.

"It's been a challenging office," Brown said.

Council member Alvin Brown has spent much of his life in local government.

When WAVE 3 talked to him in October, he addressed the challenges of resolving residents' complaints.

"I've run into more problems being on the town council than I ever have with anything I've ever done," Brown said.

It's not clear if he's accused of any wrongdoing, but he said he's always been careful in his position.

A Harrison County Grand Jury is expected to sign off on their findings this week, at which point the accusations and specifics will be released.

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