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Former Sheriff pleads guilty to gun charge

(AP) – A former central Missouri sheriff has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge related to his alleged waving of a gun at a bar. KWOS news partner, KMIZ-TV reports that former Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon entered the plea Tuesday on the Boone County count of unlawful use of a weapon and was assessed an unspecified fine. His trial was scheduled to begin next week.

Authorities alleged that the incident occurred in March 2016 at Hartsburg’s Hitchin’ Post. Dixon resigned in May of last year. Dixon later surrendered his state peace officer’s license. State officials say he cannot get it back.


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