Community Reacts to Charges Against Sheriff Dixon

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago September 26, 2013 Sep 26, 2013 Thursday, September 26 2013 Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:06:00 PM CDT in News
By: Maddie Heidenreich, KOMU 8 Reporter

OSAGE COUNTY - Osage County Sheriff Michael R. Dixon was charged with several counts involving sexual misconduct Wednesday.

On Thursday, KOMU reporters requested the probable cause statement in support of the felony and misdemeanor complaints against Osage County Sheriff Dixon.

Reporters spoke to people who support Dixon and others who believe the the Sheriff should be punished.

"I think anybody would be suspended from their job if they have these accusations against them," said Rodney Hughes. "I think Dixon should be suspended at least until they find out if he's guilty of his charges because in position of Sheriff, he hold too much power if he potentially really did these things he is accused of."

The court documents indicate while responding to a call about a fight at a tire shop in Belle on June 24th, Dixon used a flashlight to touch the victim, a Belle police officer, between her legs and up her back.

The victim responded by swinging at the Sheriff's flashlight and cussing at him. Court documents say Dixon then said, "My bad. I'm sorry. I suppose that's inappropriate."

Two days later, the Missouri State Highway Patrol released a statement saying Dixon tried repeatedly to find the victim at her house and by phone and took her fiance's four-wheeler without permission. Documents say the victim tried to hide from Dixon.

A Belle resident, who has known Dixon for a couple years, found this hard to believe.

"Every encounter I've had with Mike is always been positive," said Belle resident Edward Peppers. "I've heard nothing but good from the local community members that I associate myself with and I think that now he is the Sheriff of Osage county, he's brought a lot of class to the office."

Peppers also thinks politics may play a role.
"I think this is all politically motivated by political enemies he had with the primary and I just can't believe there is any substance or foundation to any of those charges," said Peppers.

The misdemeanor charges include sexual misconduct in the first degree, assault in the third degree, harassment and stalking. The felony charge is for operating a four-wheeler belonging to Nathan Abel without Abel's permission.

On Wednesday, Special Prosecuting Attorney John Berger said no date has been set for Dixon to appear in court.

 

More News

Grid
List
JEFFERSON CITY - Living conditions in one public housing complex have a mother too worried to sleep through the night.... More >>
4 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 8:53:00 PM CST in Target 8
COLUMBIA – Veterans across the state could have a place to go to receive live-in care. The Missouri House... More >>
6 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 7:17:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri House committee passed a bill Thursday to help those who are deaf or blind gain... More >>
6 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:55:00 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis fire crews rescued two young boys from a burning apartment where officials said they... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:42:15 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Legislation requiring a private company to review Missouri's welfare rolls is moving forward in the Legislature.... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:27:10 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri's top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:48:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Normally, the lake behind Bass Pro Shop in north Columbia is used for fishing. But on Thursday,... More >>
7 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:46:00 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 35-year-old Crips street gang member has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for... More >>
8 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:17:25 PM CST in News
IRONTON (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old Missouri boy who was found dead hours after he was reported missing likely... More >>
8 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:11:51 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - A man and his dog are safe after venturing out onto a frozen lake. The man reportedly... More >>
8 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:08:00 PM CST in Top Stories
CAMDEN COUNTY - Camden County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Sunrise Beach man on drug charges after a traffic stop Thursday.... More >>
9 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:28:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A New Haven man was indicted by a federal grand jury for attempting to entice a minor... More >>
9 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:03:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering several measures to combat what they call a heroin epidemic. ... More >>
10 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:57:16 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Two Missouri lawmakers introduced new legislation that would give working families paid leave Thursday. Sen. Jill... More >>
10 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:57:00 PM CST in Top Stories
MORGAN COUNTY - A man wanted by multiple law enforcement agencies on kidnapping charge is now in custody as of... More >>
11 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:31:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers voted to give themselves more control over the Capitol's renovations and security. The... More >>
12 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:36:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - When shopping for your valentine, it is important to ask if the diamond is man-made or synthetic. ... More >>
13 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:18:00 PM CST in Top Stories
VERSAILLES (AP) — A Missouri state trooper will be scheduled for a jury trial now that he has waived his... More >>
13 hours ago February 11, 2016 Feb 11, 2016 Thursday, February 11 2016 Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:17:00 PM CST in News
Interactive Radar Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 26°
2am 26°
3am 26°
4am 25°
5am 25°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

1:07 am
The Insider
1:37 am
Access Hollywood
2:07 am
The Meredith Vieira Show
1:30 am
Seinfeld
2:00 am
Paid Program
2:30 am
Paid Program

Tonight's Schedule

7:00 pm
Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon
8:00 pm
Grimm
9:00 pm
Dateline NBC
7:00 pm
The Vampire Diaries
8:00 pm
The Originals
9:00 pm
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30 pm
Seinfeld