Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon was arraigned this week after misconduct allegations. He faces a felony charge of tampering with a motor vehicle and four misdemeanors: sexual misconduct, third-degree assault, harassment and stalking.
The woman involved is an officer with the Belle Police Department. Officer Courtney Mahaney had worked for Dixon. Dixon’s attorney calls her a “disgruntled former employee from when Dixon headed up the Belle P-D.”
Dixon pleaded not guilty. An outside judge has been brought in to hear the case.