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Charges Filed Against Former Pawnee County Sheriff’s Detective

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FROM: Thomas J Drees
Ellis County Attorney
Special Prosecutor Appointed
For Pawnee County by
Douglas McNett
Pawnee County Attorney

CONTACT PERSON: Thomas J Drees
Ellis County Attorney
Special Prosecutor Appointed

Phone
(785) 628-9405

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SUBJECT: Charges Filed Against Former Pawnee County Sheriff’s Detective

Charges were filed in the District Court of Pawnee County, Kansas, on Friday, February 23, 2018, against former Pawnee County Sheriff’s Detective Jeffrey Allen King, age 43. King is charged with three felony counts: Making a False Information, a level 8 nonperson felony; Misuse of Public Funds, a level 9 nonperson felony; and Felony Theft ($20,318.29), a level 9 nonperson felony. The charges stem from an investigation completed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) with the cooperation of the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office. The alleged violations of law occurred between January 9, 2015, and October 13, 2017.

Pawnee County Sheriff Scott King, brother of Jeffrey Allen King, requested the KBI investigate this matter upon learning of the alleged misappropriation of Sheriff’s Office funds in December 2017. Jeffrey King was placed on administrative leave from his employment on December 5, 2017, he resigned his employment on February 22, 2018. Jeffrey King has been issued a Summons to appear before the District Court of Pawnee County in Larned on March 15, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. for first appearance.

Please keep in mind that the filing of criminal charges are merely allegations of criminal wrong doing. The defendant maintains his presumption of innocence unless and until he is convicted in a court of law.

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