Sedgwick Co. detention deputy accused of stalking coworker

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Shawn McGonnigil Shawn McGonnigil
SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KAKE) -

A Sedgwick County detention deputy has been arrested for stalking a coworker. 

A media release from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says deputy Shawn McGonnigil was arrested on Friday following an investigation into claims that he was stalking a coworker.

"The specific allegation is KSA 21-5427: Recklessly engaging in a course of conduct targeted at a specific person which would cause a reasonable person in the circumstances of the targeted person to fear for such person's safety, or the safety of a member of such person's immediate family and the targeted person is actually placed in such fear."

Additionally, the Professional Standards Unit of the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office is conducting an investigation and has placed the deputy on administrative leave pending the results of the internal investigation. 

McGonnigil worked for the Sheriff's Office for about six years. His age was not released. 

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