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Sheriff’s ouster hearing delayed

By The Herald Staff | 3/13/2013

Civil court proceedings to remove Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry have been delayed until next week, a Franklin County Court official confirmed Tuesday.

The civil ouster hearing to remove Curry from office now is set for 11 a.m. March 21 in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa, John Steelman, Franklin County District Court administrator said.

Civil court proceedings to remove Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry have been delayed until next week, a Franklin County Court official confirmed Tuesday.

The civil ouster hearing to remove Curry from office now is set for 11 a.m. March 21 in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa, John Steelman, Franklin County District Court administrator said.

A reason for the delay was not given.

Franklin County Attorney Stephen Hunting filed the ouster proceeding Feb. 27 after Curry was arrested by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation on a felony charge of interference with law enforcement and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct. Hunting also called on the sheriff to resign from office to avoid the months-long ouster process.

Curry is represented by Olathe-based attorney Trey Pettlon in both the civil ouster case and his criminal case.

A preliminary hearing in the criminal case against Curry and Jerrod Fredricks, a master deputy with the sheriff’s office who also was arrested Feb. 27 by the KBI on a felony charge of interference with law enforcement, is set for 1:30 p.m. April 1 in Franklin County District Court.

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