The trial for the Lincoln
man on these charges was supposed to begin on Monday in
the Logan County Circuit Court.
Information received from
Logan County State's Attorney Michael McIntosh has said that will no longer be the case.
A communication sent from
McIntosh's office at 2:32 p.m. Friday stated:
today, I moved to dismiss Counts 1 and 2 of the indictment
against David R McEntire. As the State's Attorney, I have a duty
to seek justice not just obtain criminal convictions. In the
last couple days, information has come to light which affects
the credibility of a key witness. In court, I requested this
dismissal be without prejudice, which means the State could file
charges again after the information is fully investigated.
However, the court has not ruled regarding whether the dismissal
with or without prejudice. The trial remains scheduled to begin
on Monday regarding Counts 3 and 4 of the indictment.
Michael D. McIntosh
Logan County State's
Then another communication
from McIntosh received at 6:29 p.m. related that the other two
charges were also being dropped.
At the request of the remaining
victim, I am dismissing counts 3 and 4 of the indictment against
David R McEntire.
No further explanation on
the future of the case was offered by the state's attorney.