On Thursday, Conover will be tried for simple assault, aggravated assault and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.
He is facing 3 to 5 years in prison.
The charges stem from a traffic collision that occurred in September 2008 with a man he had a restraining order against; a man he accuses of being a child pornographer who allegedly was stalking his teenage daughter.
Conover claims the man rear-ended him. The man claims that Conover pulled in front of him and slammed on the brakes.
Conover claims the man threatened his life, so he punched him.
The man claims Conover threatened to kill him before punching him.
At first, it was Conover’s word against the man’s word.
But two months later, the man produced a witness that supposedly saw everything that took place that afternoon.
That man happens to be an uncle of a Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy.
“There was nobody within five miles on either way on this country road,” Conover said.
“And all of a sudden, this guy comes forward and says he witnessed everything.”
Conover claims this is just another attempt by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department to persecute him; something it has been doing since 2003 when he filed a complaint against them for beating a man in the parking lot of the bar he owned.
To read more background about Conover’s history with the sheriff’s department, click here.