Former Iowa county official pleads not guilty

GARNER, Iowa (AP) — A former Hancock County official has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of theft.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports Thomas Haan is accused of taking property valued at between $200 and $500 between January 209 and July 2011.

Haan resigned as the county conservation director on Sept. 20.

His trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 15.