The report says Plummer had been the elected head of the Dixon Police Department since 2012 and was re-elected in April 2016 despite facing multiple felony and misdemeanor criminal charges, but was never sworn into office for his second term. He agreed to give up his law enforcement certification and his claim to elected office in accordance with a plea deal.
According to court documents filed by Hillman on Oct. 5, Plummer “failed to return property to the city of Dixon as ordered and/or a returned property in a damaged state.” The court documents include two letters from Dixon city officials but those documents are exhibits which are not in the publicly accessible part of court records, so it’s not clear what property city officials say Plummer damaged or didn’t return.
Plummer’s attorney, Jim Thomas, had originally sought an early termination of probation. When filing that request on Aug. 5, Thomas asked for an Aug. 24 hearing based on a May 19 plea agreement between Plummer and prosecutors. In that May 19 agreement, Plummer entered an Alford plea to one misdemeanor offense of hindering prosecution, a plea bargain which meant he admitted the Pulaski County Prosecutors Office had enough evidence to convict him but didn’t enter a formal guilty plea.
Pulaski County Daily News says Plummer was facing 16 charges, both felonies and misdemeanors, and his wife had an additional criminal case against her. In the plea agreement to dismiss 15 of the 16 charges, prosecutors agreed “to file no further charges against the defendant for his conduct as a law enforcement officer or as city marshal” and dismissed the charge against Plummer’s wife. In return, Plummer agreed to forfeit his POST certification which allows him to be a police officer in Missouri. He consented to a unusual “quo warranto” state action filed to keep him from taking the office of city marshal for which he had been elected and agreed “to forfeit any claim he has to the office of the marshal of the city of Dixon,” and to return city owned property by June 8.
The bench probation was to run one year with suspended imposition of sentence, but prosecutors said they “will not object to an early termination of defendant’s probation if all terms and conditions of probation are complete.” Plummer was also required to pay $1,615 in restitution at the rate of $135 per month, as well as $118 court costs.