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Sedgwick Co. Jail Sgt. on paid leave for making threats

Published On: May 09 2014 12:00:40 PM CDT
Updated On: May 09 2014 05:26:54 PM CDT
WICHITA, Kan. -

A Sedgwick County Jail sergeant has been placed on paid administrative leave for allegedly making threatening phone calls over the weekend.

Sheriff Jeff Easter said the sergeant was off-duty when the phone calls were made and violence was threatened. He would not go into detail about what was said, but said the threats did not appear to work-related.  According to the investigation, threats were made toward on-duty employees.

Easter said alcohol may have been involved.

The sergeant was not arrested, but Easter says investigators presented the the case to the district attorney's office for possible charges. The sergeant has been issued a summons and will appear before a judge for formal charges. The sheriff says the calls are classified as criminal threat, which could be considered a felony crime.

The  sergeant is no longer allowed to come to facility or even call the facility.

Easter did not release the sergeant's name but said he is a nine year veteran with the jail. He was promoted to sergeant three years ago and works on second shift.

This is the second time this year where the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has sought charges against an employee.

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