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Indictments against Lincoln man dropped by state's attorney

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[February 27, 2010]  David R. McEntire, a  29-year-old male Lincoln resident, was arrested Feb. 18, 2009, at his residence at 1685 840th Ave. According to the initial Lincoln police report, McEntire was charged with two Class 1 counts of criminal sexual assault and two Class 4 counts of criminal sexual abuse.

InsuranceThe 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:

Earlier 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.

Thank you,
Michael D. McIntosh
Logan County State's Attorney

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.


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