Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Deputy Fired After Arrest on Misconduct, Other Charges


A Wyandotte County sheriff’s deputy accused of official misconduct and other crimes was fired after he was arrested Thursday.

Wyandotte County prosecutors charged 38-year-old Jay Pennington with one count each of official misconduct, making false information, unlawful acts concerning computers, forgery and theft.

Pennington was a deputy with the Wyandotte County sheriff’s office and team leader for the offender registration unit at the time the crimes are alleged to have occurred, prosecutors said.

He was fired after he was arrested Thursday afternoon.

Authorities plan to discuss the case in more detail at a news conference at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Wyandotte County sheriff’s office.

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