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By Drew Lawson
Davenport Times 

Sheriff charged for DUI coverup

Wade Magers allegedly lied, kept son from medical treatment


Last updated 6/15/2021 at 7:33am

DAVENPORT – Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers faces criminal charges for reportedly preventing DUI charges for his son.

Magers is scheduled for an arraignment in Lincoln County District Court on July 7 for obstructing a law enforcement officer, making false or misleading statements to a public servant, and rendering criminal assistance in the third degree, according to district court records.

The sheriff is accused of committing the crimes between Feb. 11-12 to prevent DUI charges from being leveled against his son, Colton Magers, after Colton got into a single-car rollover crash Feb, 1...

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