Danny Messer Passes Away

Former Potter County tax assessor collector Danny Messer died Thursday while in the care of hospice workers.

Messer was set to stand trial in 2004 on felony charges related to thousands of dollars that went missing from his office.

He suffered a stroke in May of that year and was unable to complete his trial.

47th District Attorney Randall Sims filed a motion Tuesday to have the charges against Messer dropped.