The mayor of Gordon was indicted Thursday on absentee voter fraud charges. A grand jury found there is sufficient evidence to take Elbert Melton to trial.
Melton is accused of falsifying three absentee ballots and illegally taking control over $1700 of the town of Gordon’s money, a Class B felony.
He has been free on bond since his March arrest amid what some council members called his dysfunctional leadership. Members were locked out of city hall early this year. Three of them resigned this week.
Melton, if convicted of the charges, would automatically be removed from office. His trial is scheduled for December.