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Former Leadwood Police Chief in Criminal Court for Three Felonies

(Farmington) A former St. Francois County police chief was in criminal court today.

Former Leadwood Police Chief William Dickey filed a written waiver of formal arraignment and the court approved the waiver.

Dickey also entered a plea of not guilty to the felonies of stealing of a firearm, explosive weapon or ammonium nitrate, tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution and hindering prosecution of a felony.

While he was police chief, Dickey allegedly tampered with evidence, hindered prosecution and stole a gun from the Leadwood Police Department evidence locker.

After charges were filed, Dickey was fired.

His next day in St. Francois County court will be Wednesday, March 3rd at 8 a.m. for his trial setting.

Greg Northrup is the new police chief in Leadwood.

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