TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The deadline for federal attorneys to indict Shane Meehan has been extended once again, meaning further charges against the man suspected of killing Terre Haute Police officer Det. Greg Ferency may not be filed until early February 2022.
A motion filed by both US attorneys and Meehan’s defense team continues to cite a lack of prep time and the case’s high profile and intensity as reasons for another 60-day extension, court documents show. A US judge approved the motion Wednesday, moving the last day to file an indictment from Dec. 4, 2021 to Feb. 2, 2022.
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.