Judge Dismisses Two Counts Against Grady County Sheriff

Wednesday, March 28th 2007, 6:41 am
By: News On 6

CHICKASHA, Okla. (AP) -- A judge is dismissing two gambling charges against Grady County Sheriff Kieran McMullen but one felony charge and two misdemeanor counts remain.

Special District Judge Ken Harris says there isn't enough evidence to support charges of being a peace officer engaged in illegal gambling and conspiracy to commit crimes and bad acts against McMullen.

But the judge says there is enough evidence for a felony charge of conducting illegal gambling and ordered McMullen to trial on that count. McMullen also faces misdemeanor charges of permitting gambling and willful neglect of duty in connection with an alleged gambling operation at the Chickasha Elks Lodge.

McMullen and other law officers, including his wife Helen, were indicted last year following a raid on the lodge.