Attorneys in the official misconduct trial of Dawes County Sheriff Karl Dailey have been given time to submit final arguments in the case following a two-day bench trial.
At the end of testimony in Dawes County Court, Judge Randin Roland of Sidney agreed to the request by both sides, giving the State until Jan. 27 to turn in their brief on the matter, with the defense given a deadline of Feb. 17.
Dailey is accused of violating state law by refusing to accept a prisoner at the county jail as requested by the Nebraska State Patrol in July 2019.
Dailey said the refusal was because the detainee had been injured, and since the jail doesn’t have medical facilities, he didn’t want the county to face medical or liability issues.
Court records say Judge Roland took the misdemeanor case under advisement pending the submission of the written final arguments.