Judge dismisses criminal charge against McKenzie County sheriff

MCKENZIE COUNTY, N.D. - A judge has thrown out a criminal charge against McKenzie County Sheriff Gary Schwartzenberger.

Schwartzenberger was charged in state court with misdemeanor misapplication of entrusted property, related to nearly $1,000 in disputed expenditures on a county credit card at a Las Vegas Sheriff's Convention in 2015.

South Central District Judge Sonna Anderson dismissed the charge on Monday.