Sexual assault charge dropped against Readstown police chief

Published On: Apr 04 2012 04:40:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 04 2012 07:53:43 PM CDT

VIROQUA, Wis. -- A sexual assault charge is dropped against a Vernon County police chief arrested for alleged misconduct in office.

Shay Larson was arrested last month on charges he used his position as police chief in Readstown to gain sexual favors and for lying to investigators.

Larson was also charged with sexual assault after a teenage boy told investigators Larson groped him and told him not to tell anyone.

The assault charge against Larson was dropped in a hearing Wednesday afternoon in Vernon County Court. News 8 could not confirm Wednesday why the charge against Larson was dropped.

Larson is next scheduled to appear in court in late April.