Prosecutors want Inman trial delayed

Jul 11, 2019

State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg)
Credit Michigan House of Representatives

Prosecutors want to delay the trial of State Rep. Larry Inman (R-Williamsburg) by 30 days in order to prepare for his defense.

"It is in the public’s best interest for the government and its expert to have an adequate opportunity to review the voluminous evidence in this case before trial," they said in a motion to the court.

Inman is accused of soliciting a bribe via text message, among other charges.

Last month Inman announced he is suffering from the long-term use of pain medication. His attorney Chris Cooke says his client is innocent.

"You can't be accused of soliciting a bribe if you sent out some text message you don't even remember," Cooke said.

Cooke says they don't want the trial to stretch into the fall, when Inman could return to the Michigan House of Representatives.

A judge will consider the delay at a pre-trial conference on July 19 in Grand Rapids.