Rep. Suzi Schmidt pleads not guilty

June 27, 2012 9:36:42 AM PDT
Republican State Senator Suzi Schmidt entered a not guilty plea in court Wednesday morning to criminal charges related to damaging her neighbor's property.

Schmidt is accused of taking a chicken feed bag from the neighbor's home and throwing it in a swamp. She's charged with misdemeanor trespassing and criminal damage to property.

Schmidt's neighbor says the state senator harassed them for more than a year.

Schmidt allegedly accused the female neighbor of having an affair with Schmidt's husband, which the woman denies.

In 2010, Schmidt allegedly had a physical fight with her husband, called police and told them to ignore her husband if he phoned.