Jury trial set for former teacher accused of choking student

Roman Smith (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Dept.)
Roman Smith (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Dept.)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A former Cape Central High School teacher accused of assaulting a student made an appearance in court on Wednesday.

Rowan D. Smith faces a misdemeanor assault 3rd degree charge for an incident in downtown Cape Girardeau back in January 2012.

A Jury trial has been set for June 29.

Witnesses told police he choked a student in a parking lot until that student passed out.

Smith resigned from his position at the high school last month.

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