Union Co. Judge-Exec Jody Jenkins found dead

Four months after being indicted by a grand jury, Union County Judge-Executive Jody Jenkins was found dead Sunday. 

Union County Coroner Steven Shouse told Eyewitness News he does not suspect foul play was involved. 

An autopsy is set for Monday. 

Eyewitness News first broke the story of Jenkins alleged involvement in the Union County theft ring of stolen equipment.  

A trial date for Judge Jenkins was set for May 21.

He has pleaded not guilty to all counts.

An indictment was handed down back in September, accusing Jenkins of covering his alleged actions by directing false invoices to be submitted.

 

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(This story was originally published January 21, 2018)


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