- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) - A Sarpy County sheriff’s deputy accused of a sex assault at a sports bar has been fired.

The Omaha World-Herald reports (https://bit.ly/17uB3nL ) that Rick Wheeler had appealed his firing to the county’s Merit Commission last week, but Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov says Wheeler lost.

The 53-year-old Wheeler has pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for March 13.

Wheeler was a sergeant who’d worked 26 years for the Sheriff’s Office.

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Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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