Peoria City Councilman Zach Oyler pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in court. He is charged with domestic battery and interfering with the reporting of domestic violence.
His trial is set for January 13th. Oyler will be in court again on October 13th for a status hearing. During the arraignment, Judge John Vespa did indicate that he knows Zach Oyler because they are both part of the Republican party. However, because judges rotate, Vespa will not preside over Oyler’s jury trial.