(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.