New Information About Arrested Sedgwick County Detention Deputy

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Sunday, December 30, 2012

There is new information about the arrest of a Sedgwick County Jail employee.

Sheriff Jeff Easter tells KAKE News that Detention Deputy James Conklin made his first appearance in court Thursday on a charge of lewd fondling.

Easter says a male inmate reported that he had been fondled by Conklin. The sheriff said the incident happened recently and was immediately investigated by the department.

Easter plans to hold a press conference Wednesday about the incident. He tells KAKE News that Conklin, who is a 19 year veteran of the sheriff's department, has been suspended without pay.


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