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November 13, 2013

No charges will be filed in Andale police chief arrest

Andale’s police chief is not facing criminal charges after his arrest last month on allegations of domestic violence.

Andale’s police chief is not facing criminal charges after his arrest last month on allegations of domestic violence.

In an e-mailed response to questions, Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said Wednesday that the case involving Robert G. Bailey was not filed “based on a lack of corroborative evidence” presented to his office.

He added: “As always, if additional information comes to light, the matter is subject to reconsideration.”

Bailey, 40, was booked into Sedgwick County Jail on Oct. 11 on suspicion of domestic violence involving a woman and was released later that day on his own recognizance.

Investigators in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office turned the case over to Bennett’s office Friday for review but “it was not charged,” sheriff’s spokesman Lt. David Mattingly said in an e-mail Tuesday.

Bailey joined the Andale Police Department as a full-time officer in early 2010 and was appointed chief in May 2012. He has been on a “leave of absence” since Oct. 10, 2013, according to Andale’s website.

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