The criminal case against a former Highway Patrolman continues today. Former trooper Anthony Piercy is scheduled to appear in Morgan County this afternoon for his hearing. Piercy faces the charge after arresting 20 year old Brandon Ellingson for an alleged DWI. Ellingson fell overboard and drowned during transportation. Judge Roger Prokes will preside over that trial. Late last week, a civil trial for the incident was settled with the State of Missouri agreeing to pay Ellingson’s family $9 million.