A Herington middle school science teacher who was arrested back in April has been arrested again and is facing more charges.
According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, on Monday morning, the KBI and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office arrested 61-year-old Russell L. Thomas on a warrant.
Thomas was arrested for three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child, and misdemeanor battery. The arrest occurred at 9:50 a.m. at 434 Union Rd. in Herington.
Agents arrested Thomas in April for aggravated intimidation of a witness connected to the investigation. He was released after bond was posted.
Following Monday’s arrest, Thomas was booked into the Dickinson County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.
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ORIGINAL: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Herington man on Wednesday for allegedly intimidating a witness in a felony investigation.
According to the KBI, shortly before 1 p.m., on April 12, Russell L. Thomas, 61, of Herington, was arrested on a warrant for aggravated intimidation of a witness. This crime is alleged to have occurred on April 7.
Thomas is a teacher at Herington USD 487. He is a middle school science teacher according to the district web site.
Thomas was booked into the Dickinson County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000.
The investigation is ongoing.