Mike Plummer, the suspended Dixon city marshal, turned down a plea deal in court Monday morning, according to Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman. The prosecutor said the offer to Plummer was a deal in which he would have had to give up his peace officer license but would likely have served little to no jail time, and the charges against his wife Sheila Plummer would have been dropped, provided restitution was made.
Mike Plummer, the suspended Dixon city marshal, turned down a plea deal in court Monday morning, according to Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.
The prosecutor said the offer to Mike Plummer was a deal in which he would have had to give up his peace officer license but would likely have served little to no jail time, and the charges against his wife, Sheila Plummer, would have been dropped, provided restitution was made.
Sheila Plummer, a former Dixon city collector, has been charged with one count of the class C felony of stealing “related to the stealing of water and water services by not billing or changing and reducing the water meter readings to her parents' home while she was the city collector.”
Hillman told the Waynesville Daily Guide Monday that he couldn't comment on the case but could confirm trial dates and Monday's outcome, as a matter of court record.
“We're going to continue forward,” Hillman said.
Mike Plummer's case has been moved to Phelps County and the trial is set to begin May 31. Hillman said that two weeks had been set aside for the jury trial. Mike Plummer is still facing 10 felony charges and five misdemeanor charges.
The charges against Mike Plummer are:
n Five counts of the class C felony of forgery related to blood alcohol content (BAC) Datamaster evidence tickets that were signed by Mike Plummer as the operator, even though another unlicensed officer had administered the Datamaster test at an earlier time.
n One count of the class A misdemeanor of hindering prosecution related to the DWI arrest of a defendant on Jan. 1, 2015, that was never forwarded to any city or state agency for action.
n One count of the class C felony of stealing related to the unlawful sales of city-owned police vehicle light bars.
n One count of the class B misdemeanor of false declaration for submitting a false statement to Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long in regards to an investigation of a stolen vehicle involving another Dixon police officer.
n One count of the class D felony of hindering prosecution for instructing others in the Dixon Police Department to submit false statements to Sheriff Ron Long during his investigation of a stolen vehicle of a Dixon police officer.
n Three counts of the class C felony of forgery for submitting false applications for Type III BAC operator’s permits.
n Three counts of the class B misdemeanor of making a false declaration for submitting false applications for Type III BAC operator’s permits certifying that training was completed, when in fact that training was never completed.
The trial won't begin until after the April 5 city elections in which Mike Plummer has filed for re-election as Dixon city marshal. Plummer is up against Scott Jones, Charlie McPeak and Gary Brankel. Brankel has been acting as head of the Dixon Police Department since the Dixon City Council suspended Plummer was suspended after the charges were filed. Jones is currently Doolittle’s police chief.
The city of Dixon has been planning to impeach Mike Plummer for several months, but the impeachment trial has been rescheduled several times.
The most recent schedule for the impeachment trial was for Feb. 22, but when the Daily Guide called to confirm that there would be a trial, the city said the trial had been rescheduled for March 28.