Potter Co. Sheriff Mike Shumate's Prelim Trial

The location of Potter County Sheriff Mike Shumate's trial is still undecided tonight... After prosecutors and defense counsel battle over the issue today in court.

At this time, the judge in the felony case of the sheriff is reviewing articles and letters sent to the editor of the Amarillo Globe News to determine if media coverage in our area has tainted potential jurors.

After the judge has had time to review the paperwork he will decide to whether to keep the case in potter county or schedule another preliminary hearing to decide to move the case.

The Attorney General's office, who is prosecuting the case, asked for the change of venue... But Seldon Hale, Shumate's attorney, wants to keep the case where shumate has served for so many years.

Opening arguments in the case are set for June 2nd.