Sedgwick County deputy on leave after domestic battery arrest

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Sedgwick County sheriff says a 29-year-old deputy has been placed on leave after he was arrested for domestic battery Monday evening.

Sheriff Jeff Easter said during a news conference that Deputy Vincent Folston was off-duty when he was arrested at his home in the 200 block of South Belmont. The arrest followed an investigation into a disturbance there. 

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Easter said the patrol deputy is accused of "knowingly or recklessly causing bodily harm to a person with whom the offender is involved or has been involved in a dating relationship, or a family or a household member."

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Folston was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. Wichita police are investigating the criminal case.

Folston has been employed by the sheriff's officer for about two and a half years.

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