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Prosecutor: Former Adams Co. deputy's criminal case not being ignored


Prosecutors say the criminal case against a former Adams County Sheriff's deputy will move forward despite the fact that no future court hearings are scheduled.

Richard Sedevic, 33, was charged with battery and disorderly conduct for allegedly hurting his girlfriend in June.

According to charging documents, Sedevic and the woman were arguing outside the house they shared in Adams on June 4. Prosecutors say Sedevic grabbed his girlfriend when she tried to use her cell phone to call for help, causing a bruise on the woman's arm. According to the documents, Sedevic also followed the woman down the street yelling at her.

Sedevic posted $150 bond which was later reduced to nothing, and he was ordered to have no violent or abusive behavior. A special prosecutor was appointed because of Sedevic's position with the county.

But no future court hearings for Sedevic have been scheduled.  

Portage County assistant district attorney David Knaapen, the special prosecutor in charge of the case, told Newsline 9 the case will move forward. He said he plans to contact Sedevic and his attorney by phone to try to come to some type of resolution. If no agreement is met, Knaapen said the case could go to trial.

"I don't obviously want the public perception to be that this is being ignored or swept under the rug," said Knaapen. "In order to avoid that appearance, I will do my best to try to keep the matter moving in a fairly timely manner."

Sedevic resigned his position as an Adams County Sheriff's deputy in July after being placed on paid administrative leave, according to Sheriff Sam Wollin. Sedevic also worked as a part-time police officer at the Adams Police Department. The city administrator told Newsline 9 Sedevic's services were "discontinued."

Newsline 9 tried to contact Sedevic for comment, but his phone number had been disconnected.

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