INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Days after Secretary of State Charlie White was indicted for felony voter fraud charges, he was hard to find at his office.
The door was open, the lights were on and coats hung on the rack White's office. 24-Hour News 8 went there to talk to White, but he wasn't there.
His staff said they would not give out any information about where White was — only that every question had to go through White's director of communications.
"I understand you're working on a story about Secretary White's schedule. Secretary White is working at the Statehouse and the Indiana Government Center. Unfortunately, due to his schedule – which includes legislative matters, meetings and other agenda items – Secretary White will be unavailable for media interviews," Jason Thomas, Director of Communications wrote in an e-mail.
Thomas did not return any phone calls.
White was processed at the Hamilton County jail for seven felony charges last week.
"Mr. White was very professional. He knew he had to go through the booking process. And we had no problems with him whatsoever," said Vicky Dunbar from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.
Some lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — say they're calling for White to step aside.
However, he can stay in office unless he's convicted of a felony. White is scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Court on Friday.
Employees at some Indianapolis fast food restaurants took part in a 100-city strike Thursday morning.
Crews in Indianapolis and around Central Indiana are gearing up for this upcoming winter weather event.
University officials had planned a $4 million demolition of the Statesman Towers over the school's winter break.