Trial to start for embattled sheriff

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August 9, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Over the span of an hour, in a sparsely filled courtroom, Allen Countians were given a brief glimpse Thursday of one of the more unusual cases of a law enforcement officer accused of malfeasance.

Former Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks stands accused of attempting to intervene in order to prevent the drunken-driving arrest of his then-girlfriend in January 2018.

A jury trial is slated to begin Monday in Independence, where Dierks faces one count of interfering with law enforcement, and one count of intimidation of a witness.

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