Former sheriff's misdemeanor trial set for Aug. 15

6 months 1 week 2 days ago Wednesday, May 17 2017 May 17, 2017 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:56:00 AM CDT May 17, 2017 in News
By: The Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) — A trial date has been set for a former central Missouri sheriff who is accused of pointing a weapon at a person at a bar.

The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that a Boone County judge set the Aug. 15 trial date for former Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon during a hearing Tuesday. He faces a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated.

Authorities allege that the incident occurred in March 2016 at Hartsburg's Hitchin' Post. He resigned his job at the end of May 2016 and has pleaded not guilty to the charge.

Last summer, Dixon surrendered his state peace officer's license. State officials say he cannot get it back.

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