Meroney enters plea agreement

Lawyers for Memphis television news anchor Ron Meroney entered a plea agreement Tuesday morning in Wicomico County, Maryland Circuit Court for an incident of statutory rape with a child under the age of 14 that allegedly happened in 1974.

A binding agreement is expected to be finalized with the Wicomico County State Attorney's Office, though the details of the agreement have not yet been worked out.

Meroney was indicted by a grand jury in Maryland in December.  He turned himself in to the Wicomico County, Sheriff's Department last July, when an arrest warrant was issued for him.

Darrell Phillips will have more on this story tonight on Action News 5 at 10pm.