Man accused of kicking toddler in grocery store is charged

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Trace Riff (Sedgwick County Jail) Trace Riff (Sedgwick County Jail)

A 31-year-old man accused of kicking a 1-year-old boy to the ground in a Wichita grocery store has been charged with a felony and other counts. 

Trace Riff was charged Monday with felony attempted aggravated battery, interference with law enforcement and two counts of disorderly conduct. The alleged incident happened December 23 at the Dillons at Douglas and Hillside.

Police say Riff kicked the toddler in the back, causing the child to fall on the floor, while yelling obscenities and racial slurs. The boy, who is black, was not injured. Riff was released on bond hours later. 

Riff was arrested again on January 3 after officers responded to check apartment in the 1000 block of North Market after a neighbor reported the door had been forced open. Officers found Riff inside the vacant apartment and arrested him.

In that case, Riff was charged with criminal trespass, possession of meth and unlawful abuse of toxic vapors. 

Bond in each case was set at $50,000. Riff's next court appearance was scheduled for January 24. 

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