Michael Dixon probation case rescheduled
Osage County sheriff due back in court May 27
Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon is due in St. Louis County circuit court again on May 27.
Special Prosecutor Brendon Fox said Circuit Judge Ellen Ribaudo ordered Dixon to appear in May during a Thursday morning probation violation hearing in Clayton.
Now-retired St. Louis County Circuit Judge Richard Bresnahan suspended the imposition of any sentence but ordered the probation after Dixon pleaded guilty to misdemeanor harassment in a case involving incidents in Belle in 2012 and 2013.
One of the conditions of the probation required Dixon
to "not possess or consume alcohol nor be in a business the primary purpose of which is the sale of alcohol, except to carry out (the) duties (of) a law enforcement officer."
But a nearly four-week sheriff's investigation determined Dixon was in a Hartsburg bar on March 5, and "while consuming alcoholic beverages, drew a loaded, concealed handgun from his
waistband and unlawfully and negligently pointed the loaded firearm at a male subject."
The Boone County
prosecutor's office last week charged Dixon
, 29, of Belle, with unlawful use of a weapon, a Class D felony that could include a prison sentence of up to four years if there's a conviction.