The Portsmouth Daily Times reports that the visiting judge in the case has set a trial date of Feb. 3 for suspended Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader.
Reader was charged in June after authorities looked into a complaint accusing him of stealing money that had been seized in drug cases. Reader has pleaded not guilty to all counts. He is free on bond, but is not allowed to have any contact with witnesses in the case.
Reader voluntarily accepted a paid suspension last month.
A retired Piketon police chief is serving as interim sheriff.
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