Central Missouri Sheriff Pleads Guilty to Harassing Woman
A central Missouri sheriff has pleaded guilty to harassing a former female co-worker.
By pleading guilty Tuesday to one charge, Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon avoided a trial on charges including tampering with a motor vehicle, sexual misconduct, third-degree assault and stalking. KRCG reports Dixon will serve two years' probation.
Phelps County Prosecutor John Beger, who was appointed special prosecutor in the case, says the 28-year-old Dixon's probation requires him to have no contact with the victim, to undergo drug and alcohol evaluations, and to have sexual harassment counseling.
Beger says the incidents occurred in October 2012 and June 2013. Authorities accused Dixon of stalking and harassing the woman and driving away with a four-wheeler belonging to her fiance after demanding to know where she was.