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Wichita police supervisor charged with 13 offenses in first court appearance

Dwain Diehl was formally charged Monday with 13 offenses, including several counts of domestic violence battery, as he made a first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court. (Jan. 12, 2015)
Dwain Diehl was formally charged Monday with 13 offenses, including several counts of domestic violence battery, as he made a first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court. (Jan. 12, 2015) Courtesy of Sedgwick County Jail

A Wichita police supervisor was formally charged Monday with 13 offenses, including several counts of domestic violence battery, as he made a first appearance in Sedgwick County District Court.

Dwain Diehl was charged with one count of aggravated assault with a handgun and at least one count of aggravated battery, according to Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett.

Court records show Diehl faces six felonies and seven misdemeanors for incidents alleged to have occurred between Jan. 1, 2011, and Dec. 31, 2014.

The felonies include three counts of aggravated battery, two counts of criminal threat and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, records show. The misdemeanors include six counts of domestic battery and one count of criminal restraint.

Diehl made his appearance in District Judge Joe Kisner’s courtroom. Diehl has bonded out of the Sedgwick County Jail.

A preliminary hearing is set for for Jan. 27.

Diehl, 47, has served with the Wichita Police Department for 19 years. He spent some of his career as a detective with the department’s sex crimes and domestic violence unit.

Diehl was suspended with pay following his arrest on Jan. 6.

Contributing: Stan Finger of the Eagle

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