UPDATE: Former KHP trooper re-arrested in Great Bend
Updated On: Jul 11 2014 12:44:16 PM CDT
The Kansas Highway Patrol said a man arrested on a felony warrant for threatening his wife is no longer a trooper for the agency.
Barton County Sheriff Brian Bellendir said Darrin Hirsch was arrested on Wednesday for violation of court protection of abuse order.
He is now serving a 48-hour sentence for the arrest warrant that was issued.
Hirsch to be released tonight from the Barton County jail in Great Bend.
Hirsh is scheduled to be in court on July 21 for the initial threats.
The Kansas Attorney General's office has confirmed a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper was arrested Thursday night in Great Bend.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigations arrested Master Trooper Darrin Hirsh on a felony warrant.
He was booked into the Barton County jail for aggravated assault, criminal threat, domestic battery, witness intimidation, and violation of protective order. His bond was set at $50,000, but he has since bonded out.
According to a complaint filed through the Barton County court, the arrest stems from two incidents between Hirsh and his wife.
The first alleged event happened on March 12, 2013. The complaint says Hirsh made his wife fear for her life because he had a hand gun and made threats to commit violence.
The second incident was alleged to have happened a year later on March 11 and March 12 of this year, the complaint says Hirsh tried to intimidate his wife and keep her from being a witness against him. In the process, he violated a protective order in place.
According to Hirsh's LinkedIn page, Hirsh has been a trooper with the Kansas Highway Patrol since 2001.