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For Immediate Release
Date: July 6, 2021
Contact: Sheriff Jeff Easter
Telephone: 316.660.3900

Detention Deputy Arrested 07.04.2021



DATE:                                                JULY 6, 2021

AGENCY:                                          SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                      WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                  (316) 660-3900

CONTACT:                                       SHERIFF JEFF EASTER


On July 4, 2021, a Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Detention Deputy was arrested by the Wichita Police Department for misdemeanor Domestic Violence Criminal Damage to Property and two counts of Domestic Violence Assault.

The charges stem from an incident involving the deputy’s domestic partner.

When probable cause exists to support the elements of a misdemeanor domestic violence offense, an arrest is mandatory under Kansas law.

The Detention Deputy, Akeem Payne, has been employed by the Sheriff’s Office for just over a year.

In addition to the criminal case, the Professional Standards Unit of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is also conducting an investigation.

Following the arrest, Deputy Payne was suspended without pay pending the outcome of the criminal and internal investigation.

M – O – R – E



The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office is a professional organization that honors our core values of, Integrity, Duty, Ethics, Attitude, Leadership and Service.

The Sheriff’s Office takes pride in demonstrating these values on a daily basis. Every alleged complaint is taken seriously and is investigated either criminally or internally including false complaints of misconduct.                       

Deputies are not above the law and the Sheriff’s Office will always investigate any crime or complaint with the due diligence that the public entrusts in us.  

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