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Kansas sheriff faces charges of obstruction, witness intimidation

Posted at 8:26 PM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 21:26:35-05

The Montgomery County (Kan.) Sheriff has been served a summons to appear in district court following an investigation by state agents, a news release says.

Robert W. Dierks, 55, is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday on one count of Interference with a Law Enforcement Officer; Obstruction, or in the alternative, Attempted Obstruction; and one count of Intimidation of a Witness; Attempt to Prevent or Dissuade.

According to the summons, the alleged crimes occurred on Jan. 27, 2018, in Montgomery County related to a DUI arrest, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation says.

The Fourteenth Judicial District entered an order appointing Todd Hiatt, an attorney from Shawnee County, to serve as special assistant county attorney for the case.

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