Charges dropped against former Dickinson city administrator | Local News | The Daily News

Charges dropped against former Dickinson city administrator | Local News | The Daily News

Child abuse charges against Dickinson’s former city administrator and his former girlfriend were dismissed Friday after prosecutors told a judge they had insufficient evidence to proceed with a trial. Christopher Heard and Maria Teresa Gonzalez-Collis had been charged with injury to a child with intent to cause bodily injury in November 2020. The charges were dismissed Friday. The charges stemmed from allegations that Heard and Gonzalez-Collis had tried to force-feed two teenage girls a meal Heard had prepared and they had refused to eat, and then got into a physical altercation with the girls. Heard on Friday said he was relieved by the dismissal and by the chance to start a life out of the public eye. “It has provided some challenges for me over the past year,” Heard said. …
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