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Former Police Chief Case Review Set

The Image has learned that former Holden Police Chief Trenton Neal’s case is set for a review on July 21 in Johnson County Circuit Court in Warrensburg.

The case review stems from an incident that allegedly occurred on March 30, 2021, in which Neal was arrested for felony domestic assault.

Neal was booked on felony charges of domestic assault in the third degree and transported to the Johnson County Jail where he was placed on a 24-hour hold.

Bond was set at $15,000 cash or surety bond.

Neal posted bond, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

He is accused of attacking his wife with a hammer, among other charges.

Originally, the Holden City Council voted to put Neal on administrative leave with pay. However, on June 8, 2021, in executive session, council voted unanimously to suspend Neal without pay.

Johnson County Prosecutor Robert Russell requested the case be transferred to a special prosecutor in Cass County to avoid any concerns about his office in Johnson County handling the case.

The Image has reached out to Cass County Prosecutor Ben Butler for comment or a status update on the case but received no response.

Likewise, the Image contacted Holden Mayor Liz Weeks for comment and received no response.

Neal had served as Holden’s police chief since 2019.

Follow the Image for continued updates on the case review and other details about the case.

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