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.