Former Davenport alderman Keith Meyer acted as his own attorney during a court proceeding in January on an assault charge he faces in Scott County Associate District Court in Davenport in this file photo. He watches as people he subpoenaed to testify are removed because the judge said testimony isn't allowed at the motion hearing. (Jeff Cook/QUAD-CITY TIMES)

Jeff Cook

Ex-alderman’s motion to dismiss assault charge denied

A Scott County District judge denied a former Davenport alderman’s motion to dismiss the assault case against him.

A jury trial for Keith Meyer, 71, is now set to begin Feb. 11. He’s charged with assault while displaying a weapon related to a Nov. 11 incident in the 1000 block of North Marquette Street in which police say he aimed a gun at a neighbor.

The assault charge is an aggravated misdemeanor that is punishable by up to two years in prison.

Meyer, who is representing himself, is scheduled to appear in court for a Jan. 22 motion hearing.

Besides the motion to dismiss, Meyer also filed a motion claiming police illegally searched his home without a warrant. That motion has yet to be ruled on.

Meyer served as 3rd Ward alderman for several terms. He lost his re-election bid in 2007.

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