Charges dropped against former El Paso County sheriff's supervisor

Posted at 4:21 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-16 18:21:57-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A judge has dismissed the case against a former Colorado sheriff's supervisor charged in a wide-ranging corruption case.

Former El Paso County sheriff's commander Juan "John" San Agustin was indicted in May 2016 after a probe by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

He was accused of coercing a woman who was involved in a domestic dispute with a deputy to recant her story.

Former sheriff Terry Maketa and former undersheriff Paula Presley have also been charged the case.

The Gazette reports that a judge dismissed the case against San Agustin Monday less than a month before he was set to go on trial.

A jury deadlocked on some of the charges against Maketa in June. He scheduled to be re-tried Jan. 23. Presley is set to go on trial Feb. 27.