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LYNDON—A former Osage County Sheriff’s narcotics
investigator appeared in Osage County District Court last
week, answering a summons on a charge of misuse of public
The complaint against Shane B. Kirkpatrick, filed Aug. 18,
was made public last week following Kirkpatrick’s appearance
The charge alleges Kirkpatrick unlawfully and knowingly used
public money, less than $1,000, in a manner not authorized
by law. The complaint alleges the crime happened March 27.
The alleged crime is a class A nonperson misdemeanor.
An offense report obtained from the Kansas attorney general’s
office was filed March 30 by Osage County Sheriff Laurie Dunn.
The report showed Dunn as the reporting person and Osage County
as the victim. The report described the property lost in the
crime as “money, bills” valued at $450. The report
said the incident happened at 131 W. 14th St., in Lyndon,
the address of the sheriff’s office.
Kirkpatrick’s resignation from the sheriff’s office
was accepted by the Osage County Commission April 1.
Contacted Friday, Osage County Attorney Brandon Jones said
the attorney general’s office was prosecuting the case
due to Jones’ role in representing the legal interests
of the county.
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