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Kingman police chief under review quits; ex-Kingman officer arrested in unrelated cases

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 1:18 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at 10:31 a.m.


In unrelated cases, the Kingman police chief who had been under investigation has resigned and a former Kingman police officer has been arrested on child pornography allegations.

Marc Holloway, 37, submitted his resignation to city officials on Jan. 3, Kingman City Manager Frank Soukup said Thursday.

At the request of city officials, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation began investigating Holloway on Oct. 28, KBI special agent in charge Mark Malick said. Holloway was placed on administrative leave Nov. 21.

Soukup said he couldn’t discuss what the investigation was about.

“It was a personnel issue,” he said.

Malick also declined to discuss specifics of the case. He said the KBI had completed the investigation and forwarded the information to the Kingman city attorney for review.

“Any charges would come from them,” Malick said.

Greg Graffman, Kingman’s city attorney, said nothing has been decided yet on possible charges. The information was received from the KBI in late December, he said.

Meanwhile, Capt. David Lux is serving as interim police chief.

Holloway’s situation isn’t connected to the arrest of Dustin D. Morris, a former Kingman officer, Soukup said.

Morris, 41, was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of soliciting sexual exploitation of a child, possessing visual depiction of a child under 18 years old and distributing visual depiction of a child under 18, Kingman County Sheriff Randy Hill said.

He was booked into Kingman County Jail and released on a $100,000 bond, Hill said.

Morris worked as a Kingman officer from May 2005 until April 2012, when he resigned for a job in the private sector, Soukup said.

Kingman County Attorney Mathew Ricke said he’s waiting for information on the case from the Sheriff’s Office before deciding on charges.

Because he had worked with Morris in prosecuting cases where Morris was an investigating officer, Ricke said, “I’ll probably request that a special prosecutor – such as the city attorney – handle the case.”

Sheriff’s offices from Kingman and Ford counties and Wichita police participated in the investigation.

Reach Rick Plumlee at 316-268-6660 or rplumlee@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rickplumlee.

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