Gove County man sentenced to 7 years in infant death

GOVE, Kan. (KSNW) – A Gove County man was sentenced today to more than seven years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from the death of an infant, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Jason Scott Force, 38, Grinnell, was sentenced to 94 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections by Judge Glenn Braun in Gove County District Court. Force pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and abuse of a child in September. The crimes occurred in August 2012.

The investigation was conducted by the Gove County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Bureau of Investigation. Gove County Attorney Mark Schmeidler and Assistant Attorney General Jessica Domme prosecuted the case.

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