Man charged in wife’s death wins primary for town board

Posted at 7:16 AM, May 6, 2022 and last updated 1:02 AM, December 13, 2022

By Andrew Smith

BOONE COUNTY, Ind. (WRTV) — A man facing a murder charge in connection with the death of his wife was one of three to win the primary for a township board position Tuesday’s in Boone County.

This March 26, 2022, booking photo provided by the Boone County Sheriff’s Office in Indiana shows murder suspect Andrew Wilhoite, who is accused of killing his wife, Elizabeth. (Boone County Sheriff’s Office)

Andrew Wilhoite was charged in March after a detective alleged in court documents he threw a cement flower pot at his wife, Elizabeth Wilhoite, and dumped her in a nearby creek.

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Andrew received 60 of the 276 total votes for Republicans for the Clinton Township Board, according to election results from Boone County.

Boone County Clerk Jessica Fouts said he is still on the ballot for the fall at this time, but there is a procedure where he can withdraw.

Elizabeth Wilhoite (Boone County Sheriff’s Office via WRTV)

Fouts said there are three positions on the board. Two other people, Bradley Smith and Michael Young, were also on the ballot.

According to online records from the Boone County Jail, Andrew is still being held without bond. A jury trial is still scheduled for Aug. 29, according to online court records.

This story was originally published May 5 by WRTV in Indianapolis, an E.W. Scripps Company.