Judge Sets July Start For Tyler Theft Trial

July 12th is the new trial start date for former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler. He’s facing a federal theft charge, accused of accepting a $5,000 bribe to steer excavation work to a local contractor. The Star Press reports Tyler was indicted by a federal grand jury in Indianapolis in November 2019, a few weeks before completing his second four-year term as mayor. The trial had been slated to begin February 8th.