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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