Perry Won’t Be Issued Arrest Warrant Following Indictment

AP

This post has been updated.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will be issued a summons following his indictment for abusing the powers of his office instead of an arrest warrant, according to WFAA’s Jason Whitley.

Linda Estrada, a Travis County court clerk, confirmed to the Associated Press that the judge overseeing the case will not issue an arrest warrant and will issue a summons when the state sets Perry’s court date.

Whitely said that Perry will need to be booked in jail, yet KXAN reporter Chris Sadeghi reported that the governor won’t have to do a walkthrough in the courthouse.

According to WFAA, Perry will still have to surrender, likely to the Travis County Courthouse.

Perry will not surrender on Monday, according to Dallas Morning News reporter Wayne Slater.

Perry was indicted Friday for vetoing the budget for the Texas public integrity unit in an attempt to force Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg to resign.

The governor has insisted that he didn’t do anything wrong in carrying out his veto threat.

“I stood up for the rule of law in the state of Texas,” he said on Sunday. “And if I had to do it again, I would make exactly the same decision.”

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