Crime & Courts

Deputy back in jail after two arrests on the same day, Sedgwick County sheriff says

An off-duty sheriff’s deputy has been arrested twice in one day after he allegedly violated a court order after an earlier domestic violence incident, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office officials said.

Deputy Raymond Paredes was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of violation of a no contact order-domestic violence, sheriff’s Lt. Tim Myers said in a release. Paredes had bonded out of jail after an earlier arrest Wednesday morning.

Paredes was first arrested at his home while off-duty at around 4 a.m. Wednesday by Bel Aire police, sheriff’s Col. Greg Pollock said at a news briefing. The arrest was the result of an investigation into a disturbance at the home.

Paredes was booked into the Sedgwick County Jail and had been released on bond by Wednesday afternoon, Pollock said.

But he was back in jail by Wednesday evening, Myers said, when he was again arrested by Bel Aire Police Department officers. Jail records show he was booked first at 4:57 a.m. then again at 6:43 p.m.

Pollock had said at the afternoon news briefing that Paredes was first arrested on suspicion of domestic violence battery. The alleged crime is a misdemeanor and is a dismissible offense, he said.

Paredes has been with the sheriff’s office for about three years. Pollock had said before the second arrest that the deputy would be working in a non-law-enforcement capacity while on paid administrative suspension pending the results of an internal investigation.

“Deputies are not above the law and the sheriff’s office will always investigate any crime with the due diligence that the public entrusts in us,” Pollock said.

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