GREENVILLE — The current incarnation of the Hunt County grand jury is meeting for its monthly session today.
The panel may consider issuing indictments in connection with several recent reported armed robberies, an animal cruelty case, an officer-involved shooting during a narcotics raid and a California man who allegedly dumped bundles of marijuana from an airplane in 2010.
Local prosecutors intend to present evidence in felony cases for consideration by the 354th District Court. The indictments will be issued no earlier than this evening.
The specifics of the cases which are presented to the grand jury are kept confidential until such time as the panel decides whether or not to issue indictments. The grand jury can either issue indictments — or “true bills” — or determine its investigation did not find sufficient evidence to issue an indictment, in which case a “no bill” is issued. The indictments are issued open and made public, or are issued sealed if the subject named in the indictment has yet to be arrested and arraigned on the pending charge.