(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - A jury trial date has been set for former Aurora Police Chief Dana Cotton.
Cotton had a hearing in Dearborn Superior Court II on Thursday, June 17 where the date for a jury trial was set for October 19 at 8:30 a.m. The deadline for Cotton to enter a plea is Sept. 24.
The former chief has asked for and been granted two delays in his trial proceedings.
Cotton was indicted by a Dearborn County Grand Jury in December on charges of Theft (Class D felony) , Official Misconduct (Class D felony), Conflict of Interest (Class D felony), and Conversion (Class A misdemeanor).
While he was chief between January 2005 and July 2009, Cotton allegedly took old tires off a wrecked city-owned vehicle without permission. The Conflict of Interest charge stems from allegations that he received payments for personal business from an outside contract with the City of Aurora.
He immediately resigned his position as chief in July 2009 to become a regular patrol officer. He was dismissed by the Aurora Board of Works following his indictment.