Kansas Undersheriff Arrested For Aggravated Domestic Battery

KINSLEY, Kan. (AP) — The undersheriff of a south-central county in Kansas was arrested Monday in relation to a domestic violence incident over the weekend.

Edwards County Undersheriff Robert “Bobby” Blackwell was arrested for aggravated domestic battery, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations said in a news release.

An Edwards County deputy responding Sunday evening to a 911 call made from a home in Kinsley learned that Blackwell was involved in a physical altercation, according to the release.

The sheriff's office later that evening contacted the KBI to investigate. KBI agents went to Kinsley where they collected evidence and interviewed the people involved.

Blackwell, 39, of Kinsley was arrested at around 3:30 a.m. Monday and booked into the Ford County Detention Center.