UPDATE: KHP trooper re-arrested for violating PFA

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GREAT BEND, Kan. — A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper is back behind bars after being arrested again on Thursday.

The Barton County Sheriff's Office confirms that 37-year-old Darrin D. Hirsh of Great Bend was arrested again yesterday, this time for violating a protection from abuse order connected to the previous arrest.

Two weeks ago, Hirsh was arrested on numerous felony charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threat stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife in 2013.

He's set to appear in court on July 21.

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A Kansas Highway Patrol trooper faces multiple felony charges stemming from a domestic dispute with his wife.

Shortly before 9 p.m Thursday, agents with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation arrested 37-year-old Darrin Duane Hirsh of Great Bend. He's been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, two counts of criminal threat, domestic battery, two counts of witness intimidation and two counts of violation of a restraining order.

The aggravated assault charge stems from a 2013 incident during which he allegedly threatened his wife with a handgun.

Hirsh was released on a $50,000 bond after his arrest Thursday night. A first appearance has been scheduled for July 21 in Barton County District Court. The Barton County Attorney has requested the case be prosecuted by the Kansas Attorney General's Office.

The patrol says Hirsh is on leave without pay pending an internal investigation.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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