- Associated Press - Friday, June 20, 2014

PITTSFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A judge in western Illinois has dismissed an official misconduct charge against the Pike County sheriff.

Sheriff Paul Petty is also the county coroner. He was accused of failing to draw blood samples for a toxicology test before a body was embalmed. The woman’s death is being investigated as a suspected drug-induced homicide.

Petty pleaded not guilty.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports (https://bit.ly/1psH1ex ) that the charge was dismissed Friday.

A special prosecutor who had been appointed to handle the case said Friday that the charge was filed incorrectly, adding that a case like this could not be proven.

Petty said he was relieved by the dismissal.

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Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig, https://www.whig.com

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