Deadline for courts to charge Meehan extended 60 days

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The deadline for federal attorneys to indict Shane Meehan has been extended 60 days, meaning further charges against the man suspected of killing Terre Haute Police officer Det. Greg Ferency may not be filed until early October.

A motion filed by both US attorneys and Meehan’s defense team cited a lack of prep time and the case’s high profile and intensity as reasons for an extension, court documents show. A US judge approved the motion Tuesday, deviating from speedy trial rules and moving the last day to file an indictment to Oct. 5 instead of Aug. 6.

Meehan, 44, is facing a charge of premeditated murder of a federal agent after allegedly shooting Ferency on July 7 outside of the FBI Indianapolis Resident Agency in Terre Haute.

If convicted, Meehan could face up to life in prison, the FBI said in a release.

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