A jury trial scheduled to begin today in Grantsville for DHHR worker April McCroskey has been postponed.

The reason for the postponement was not learned yesterday.

McCroskey has been indicted on charges that she allegedly took items from an elderly Calhoun couple's house after they were placed in a nursing home.

Special prosecutor Jerry Hough of Gilmer County is moving grand larceny and burglary counts against McCroskey, after he requested the same charges be dropped against former chief deputy Ron Bandy, her boyfriend at the time.

Judge Thomas Evans III denied Hough's request to "divert" or essentially drop the charges against Bandy.

McCroskey has pled not guilty to eight counts: one count of grand larceny, three counts of burglary, 3 counts of conspiracy, all felonies, and one misdemeanor count for destruction of property.

Hough asked Judge Thomas Evans III for a change of venue for the McCroskey case, claiming media conflict with the Hur Herald. Evans denied the request.

Judge Evans advised Hough that change of venue would have to be requested by McCroskey's attorney.

McCroskey is represented by Parkersburg attorney George Cosenza.