Kansas State Trooper charged with domestic violence

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Great Bend, Kan. -- A Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper finds himself on the wrong side of the law accused of felony domestic violence.

Darrin Duane Hirsh, 37, of Great Bend was arrested Thursday by the KBI. He's charged in an eight count complaint.

The charges include aggravated assault stemming from a March 12th incident in which he's accused of threatening his wife with bodily harm with a deadly weapon, a handgun.

In that threat the complaint alleges Hirsh said to his wife, "be quiet and it would all be over soon." Hirsh is also accused of criminal threat, allegedly saying, "I will be taking them [the kids] too."

He's accused of witness intimidation in allegedly trying to dissuade his wife from filing the assault complaint.

In all he's charged with three felonies and five misdemeanors.

His first court appearance scheduled for July 21st in the Barton County District Court.

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