PAPILLION – A former sergeant with the Cass County Sheriff’s Department who was also a volunteer member of a local rescue squad has been charged with third-degree sexual assault.

Shannon Fries of Murdock was arrested in Sarpy County after he was accused of improper touching of a female.

According Sarpy County Attorney Brandi Lang, an open court hearing has been set for 9 a.m. on Feb. 12. The time and the date may change before then, however, she added.

Fries has posted bond and the case is ongoing, said Lang.

Fries was a former member of the Ashland Rescue Department. He and his wife Kona were removed from the department last year, according to sources inside the department.

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