2 arrested in kidnapping, assault of Kansas sheriff’s deputy

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two people have been arrested in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a Kansas sheriff’s deputy as she headed to work.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office identified the two as “persons of interest” and said they are in custody in Jackson County, Missouri. The release also said that a car thought to be involved in the abduction has been located.

Johnson County Sheriff Frank Denning has scheduled a Wednesday morning news conference to discuss the case.

The department said previously that the deputy wasn’t in uniform when she was followed late Friday from a convenience store to the detention center in Olathe, where two men snatched her in the parking lot. She was sexually assaulted and released about two hours later in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.


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