Latest on Iron County Sheriff & Two Deputies Criminal Cases in Neighboring County

(Potosi) The Iron County sheriff and two of his deputies have seen more movement in their criminal court cases in Washington County with court procedures also scheduled for next week.

Sheriff Jeff Burkett faces four felonies and four misdemeanors.

Iron County deputy Chase Bresnahan faces 4 felonies and 3 misdemeanors while deputy Matthew Cozad has been charged with 4 felonies and 2 misdemeanors.

All three continue are being held in jail.

Sheriff Burkett’s bond is 250-thousand dollars while the deputy’s bonds are 150-grand.

Burkett, Bresnahan and Cozad were all arrested by members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, along with Donald “Rick” Gaston, a citizen of Washington County who also faces similar charges.

The arrests stem from an alleged scheme back in February where the Sheriff Burkett and the two deputies allegedly attempted to help Gaston kidnap his daughter from the mother of his child.

Sheriff Burkett will have another bond reduction hearing and a motion hearing on Tuesday as will deputy Bresnahan.

Deputy Cozad will also have a bond reduction hearing and a motion hearing on Tuesday in Potosi.

In Cozad’s motion hearing, he’s asking to dismiss the case based on what’s described in as “PC statement defects”.

Cozad also should find out if he will get a new judge in his case.