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Official: No arrest warrant to be issued for Perry

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  • Associated PressGov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity.

      Associated PressGov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas Saturday concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity.

 
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AUSTIN, Texas -- A warrant won't be issued for the arrest of Gov. Rick Perry following his indictment on two felony charges of abuse of power.

Linda Estrada, a grand Jury clerk in Travis County, said Monday that the judge overseeing the case decided against issuing an arrest warrant.

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Estrada said that Judge Bert Richardson decided instead that Perry will receive a summons to appear which has not been issued yet.

It won't be until Perry's defense attorney and the state set a date for him to appear in court.

It wasn't clear if Perry was going to have to be booked or have a mug shot taken.

Perry was indicted Friday on charges of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit run.

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