Kansas deputy charged with domestic battery retires

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff’s deputy who faces two criminal charges after an altercation at his home has retired.

The Wichita Eagle reports that Burton Garrett is charged in Sedgwick County District Court with aggravated assault and domestic battery. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said Thursday that Garrett was placed on administrative leave at the time of his arrest but has since retired from the force. It wasn’t immediately known if Garrett had an attorney.

Easter has said Garrett, who has been a deputy for more than 20 years, was arrested on Oct. 12. Easter said the arrested followed a “disturbance at the deputy’s home.” A family member contacted authorities.

Garrett’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 9.


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