Sheriff Michael Dixon will be tried in St. Louis County after a judge approved his attorney's change of venue request.
The Osage County Sheriff was arraigned Thursday morning on a felony charge of tampering with a motor vehicle. That's in addition to misdemeanor charges of first-degree sexual misconduct, third-degree assault, harassment and stalking.
Dixon pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The tampering charge carries a sentence of up to seven years while the sexual misconduct, harassment and stalking charges each carry a sentence of up to one year. The charges stem from a complaint the Maries County Sheriff received in July 2013. Dixon pleaded not guilty to those charges in October.