Chism Trial Postponed

The Randolph County trial for suspended Callaway County Sheriff John Clayton “Clay” Chism was postponed from next week until September 22nd at a pre-trial hearing Monday morning. Chism has pleaded not guilty in connection to his arrest in the parking lot of the Moberly Arby’s last October. Moberly Police were called there the night of October 6th in regards to a pickup that had hit a concrete barrier. There they found the 43-year-old Chism asleep in the driver’s seat of the truck. Officers found a three-quarters empty can of hard lemonade in the cup holder, a strong smell of alcohol, and described Chism’s eyes as “watery, glassy, and bloodshot”. Police found pieces of the truck’s bumper and one license plate on the ground near the concrete barrier. The Missouri Department of Public Safety suspended Chism’s peace officer license in June.