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Sheriff Accused of Mistreating Prisoner

KSAL Staff - November 1, 2017 6:44 pm

The Barton County Sheriff is accused of mistreating a confined person, and is facing charges.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Wednesday morning 55-year-old Sheriff Brian J. Bellinder of Great Bend was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by KBI agents.

According to the summons, Bellinder is alleged to have mistreated a confined person while serving an arrest warrant on Aug. 10 in Great Bend. Mistreatment of a confined person is a level A person misdemeanor.

At the request of Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor, Chase County Attorney William Halvorsen will serve as special prosecutor for the case.


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