Boone County prosecutors file substitute charge against former Osage County Sheriff

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - Boone County prosecutors downgraded a felony charge to a misdemeanor against a former Mid-Missouri sheriff this week.

The office filed the misdemeanor unlawful use of a weapon charge against former Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon.

Dixon is accused of pulling a loaded gun inside a bar south of Columbia.

He's not officially charged with the misdemeanor yet. The judge will need to accept that charge first.

Dixon is due back in court December 6.

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