Former mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson faces jury trial

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Formal mayoral candidate A.J. Richardson, 38, of Sheraden will face a jury at his trial in September related to a neighborhood dispute last year, court records show.

He had been scheduled Monday morning for a non-jury trial on charges of criminal trespass, aggravated assault, burglary, resisting arrest, terroristic threats, harassment, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, according to court records.

A neighbor had told police that Mr. Richardson walked into his home Sept. 3 and threatened him. When officers questioned Mr. Richardson, he became belligerent. He resisted arrested and force was used to subdue him.


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