A motion to dismiss due to insufficient evidence was filed in the case of a former Chillicothe police officer this week. According to online court documents, Brent Schade, 41, is charged with one felony count each of rape and sodomy stemming from alleged events that took place in March.
Records indicate a ruling has not been issued on the motion to dismiss.
As it stands right now, Schade is scheduled to go before a jury in mid-October and remains in custody on a $50,000, cash-only bond. Motions to amend bond have been overruled by the court.
Schade also faces charges of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence. A plea/trial setting is scheduled in that case for October 1st.
A third case against Schade holds a charge of tampering with a victim or witness in a felony prosecution. That matter will see a two-day pre-trial conference on October 6th & 7th.