Warrick Sheriff’s Office will not appeal court’s decision to unseal records in Kristy Kelley case

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BOONVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Warrick County Sheriff’s Office announced on Friday it will not appeal a decision by the Indiana Court of Appeals that will release the investigative records in the case of Kristy Kelley.

Kenneth Todd Scales, Kristy’s father, has been trying to get the records unsealed, but one week ago Scales tried to file a motion to get exclusive access to the records.

A judge ruled against that motion, meaning anyone who requests the documents will have access.

The sheriff’s office said on Friday that Scales is requesting an additional hearing in Warrick Superior Court to once again seek exclusive access to the records.

That hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4.

The sheriff’s office said it will not release anything until after that hearing.

Scales and his attorney, April Edwards, told Eyewitness News on Friday that they are asking for time before any files are released to the public and media, in order to see if a special prosecutor will be required to open the case.

Edwards said this request is intended to protect the chain of custody and potential evidence.

Edwards and Scales emphasized they are not seeking a permanent ban to public access.

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(This story was originally published on May 17, 2019)

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