TRIAL MOVED: Venue Change For Former State Trooper
The trial of a former state trooper accused of burglarizing a home has been moved to another county.
Mikel Yauk is accused of entering a woman’s house in West Union with the intent to commit sexual abuse in October of 2011.
He is charged with first-degree burglary and possession of burglary tools.
Yauk’s attorney argued that the publicity of the case would make it hard for him to receive a fair trial in Fayette County.
A judge agreed and moved the trial to Black Hawk County.