- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

LINN, Mo. (AP) - The sheriff of a central Missouri county has resigned, several months after he was accused of pointing a weapon at a person at a bar.

The Osage County Clerk’s Office told KMIZ (https://j.mp/1UapnHX ) Friday that Michael Dixon has resigned as sheriff.

Dixon’s resignation comes after he pleaded not guilty in April to unlawful use of a weapon. Court documents say he’s accused of pointing a loaded gun at another person at a Hartsburg bar.

A lawyer listed online as representing Dixon didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment Friday.

County commissioners said Thursday they had not heard from Dixon for several months, but they couldn’t fire him because state law prohibits the commission firing an elected official.


Information from: KMIZ-TV, https://www.kmiz.com

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