Case between commissioners, sheriff officially dismissed
The case between the Clinton County Commissioners and Sheriff Larry Fish stemming from a construction dispute in 2018 has been dismissed.
Just two weeks ago, the issue had been rolling toward a trial that had been scheduled for Thursday, February 13, and Friday, February 14, in Livingston County court in Chillicothe, Mo. But the trial was dismissed on January 31, as the two sides had made headway on a settlement.
According to the Clinton County Commissioners, a settlement has been reached, though the details were unavailable as of Tuesday, February 11.
The case was officially dismissed on Wednesday, February 5, as the legal counsel for both the commission and sheriff filed for dismissals without prejudice.
In 2018, the commissioner and the sheriff’s department butted heads over the demolition of a wall in the sheriff’s department, located in the basement of the Clinton County Courthouse. The commission, which by state statute is responsible for the maintenance of county properties, had said during budget hearings that they were against the demolition of the wall. But the department continued with the project, eventually resulting in the commissioners filing an injunction against the sheriff.