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Montgomery County Sheriff charged with two misdemeanors

A southeast Kansas sheriff has been charged with two misdemeanors in a driving under the influence arrest.

Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks was charged Friday with interference with a law enforcement officer and witness intimidation.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that the summons says the alleged crimes occurred on Jan. 27, 2018, in Montgomery County. The release didn’t say what role Dierks played in the DUI arrest.

The Montgomery County Chronicle wrote that Dierks urged his deputies and staff in an email Saturday to “continue to conduct business as usual, and let me take care of the politics.”

Dierks and his attorney, Dan Reynolds, didn’t immediately return phone messages with The Associated Press.

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