PASCO, WA - A Pasco Police sergeant is on paid leave for allegedly lying about some text messages on his cell phone last summer.
On Wednesday, Zach Fairley made an appearance in Franklin County District Court.
A trial date is set for June. That will mark almost one year since Fairley's cell phone became part of an investigation. It centers around the bomb threat at Columbia Basin College last July. It turns out, someone using Fairley's cell phone was texting back and forth with the phones used in that threat.
Investigators claim Fairley first lied about even knowing that phone number, saying he had received some blank texts. He has since been placed on paid leave and pleaded innocent to making false or misleading statements to a public servant.
Fairley's attorney said Fairley had been asked to take a plea deal or face further charges. Unless anything changes, Fairley's trial date is set for June 23rd.