A Dedham cop was arrested and placed on leave yesterday after he was charged as an accessory in the kidnapping of an Avon man who is presumed dead, authorities said.
Michael Schoener, 40, pleaded not guilty to a charge of accessory before the fact of kidnapping. He was held on $5,000 cash bail and ordered to be placed on a GPS tracking bracelet if he is released, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey said in a statement.
Schoener was indicted for his role in the mysterious disappearance of James Robertson, an Avon man who vanished on New Year’s Day.
James Feeney, 44, has already been charged with kidnapping Robertson and is behind bars on $500,000 bail, authorities said.