Weather Related Delays and Closings
Winter Weather Alerts

TICKET TRIAL: Dunkerton Mayor Court Case

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

A judge has rejected a motion to dismiss charges against the mayor of Dunkerton and one of his relatives for allegedly interfering during a traffic stop.

The trial for Mayor Michael James Schares and his nephew, Thomas Lee Adamson, begins Tuesday. They were cited for interference with official acts and harassment of a public official for trying to dispute a speeding ticket given to Adamson’s wife Teresa on December 2nd.

Thomas Adamson called Michael Schares during the traffic stop and allegedly tried to intervene. Schares later fired the police officer who made the traffic stop.

Dunkerton’s city attorney says the officer was never fired and Schares claims he did not intervene during the traffic stop.

The fired officer is back working for the city of Dunkerton.