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Wednesday, October 09, 2019 4:34 pm

Sheriff might not have to appear in court

MATTHEW LEBLANC | The Journal Gazette

Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux would avoid appearing in court on a misdemeanor battery charge if a judge approves an agreement filed today by his defense attorney and a special prosecutor assigned to the case. 

Gladieux was charged in September, after a 15-year-old volunteer at the Three Rivers Festival told police in July the sheriff pushed him to the ground. 

A stipulation for waiver of initial hearing filed in Allen Superior Court would allow the case to move forward without Gladieux making a court appearance. The 1 1/2-page document is signed by defense attorney Anthony Churchward and Special Prosecutor Rodney Cummings. 

Whitley Superior Court Judge Douglas Fahl, who was assigned to the case Sept. 24, must sign off on the measure. 

mleblanc@jg.net