WAGNER, S.D. (AP) - An October trial date has been set for the former Wagner police chief accused of failing to report a crime.
44-year-old Jim Chaney appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
Prosecutors say Chaney tried to cover up his girlfriend's methamphetamine use by hiding her used needles in his office. The City Council accepted Chaney's resignation shortly after news broke of the charge.
A jury trial has been set for Oct. 30-31. Chaney faces up to a year in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted.
Chaney's lawyer has asked that the trial be moved out of Charles Mix County.