Crime & Courts

Kansas sheriff arrested again

Ness County Sheriff Bryan Whipple was arrested for the second time in little more than a month on Monday, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirmed.

Whipple was arrested for allegedly contacting a person associated with his initial case, KBI spokeswoman Melissa Underwood said in an e-mail Tuesday night. Whipple, 47, of Ness City, was arrested on Dec. 21 on suspicion of perjury, making false information, criminal distribution of firearms to a felon and official misconduct.

Whipple violated his bond by allegedly contacting someone associated with his case, Underwood said. Following his arrest, he was taken to the Ford County Sheriff’s Office.

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