Regional
1:15 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Trial Date Set for Ex-Sheriff of Simpson County

Former Simpson County Sheriff Chris Cline will go on trial next February 3 on charges that he illegally obtained prescription drugs. 

The Daily News reports Cline entered Warren Circuit Court Monday for a pre-trial conference wearing a neckbrace and walking with a cane.  Attorney Alan Simpson contends his client suffers work-related health problems dating back to his time as a state trooper. 

Cline is charged with 41 counts of obtaining or attempting to obatin controlled substances by fraud.  He resigned from the sheriff’s post in last December, citing medical reasons.