June 30, 2020
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office has arrested the former Property and Evidence Supervisor on several charges connected to cash, drugs stolen from Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office Property and Evidence.
Robert White was booked for Distribution of Cocaine, Felony Official Misconduct, 2 counts of Felony Theft, 3 counts of Misdemeanor or Theft, and 10 counts of Possession with Intent.
The former Property and Evidence Technician, Marc Gordon, will be charged with Felony Official Misconduct. This is still an active investigation. The Sheriff's Office doesn't anticipate any other arrests in connection to the investigation at Property and Evidence.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office reports an ongoing criminal investigation following the theft of cash, drugs, power tools, and guns from a Property and Evidence area in a "major breach" going back months.
In a news conference Friday, Sheriff Jeff Easter says "(the) ongoing criminal investigation was initiated and began on Feb. 26, 2020.
On Jan. 24, the sheriff's office says an investigation started on a Property and Evidence Technician. "The employee was being investigated for not following proper procedures and policy violations. The employee was then suspended from work on February 3," the sheriff's office says.
The Property and Evidence supervisor was reassigned to another role on Feb. 5 and three weeks later, the sheriff's office says, the investigation turned from an administrative investigation to a criminal investigation.
Both civilian employees (the supervisor and the tech) were released from the sheriff's office, Easter says. He says they are suspects in the crimes.
The sheriff says about $145,0000 is missing, as well as several guns, drugs and power tools. Of seven guns taken, Easter says one was recovered.
Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett says the crimes could impact open cases, about 30 of which have already been dismissed due to the theft of evidence.
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