Deputy’s killer seeks to recover cash

Gregory Moore

NEWTON, Kansas (AP) – A Kansas man serving a life sentence for killing a sheriff’s deputy is trying to recover more than $4,500 in cash seized from his home on the day of the shooting.

The Newton Kansan reports that Gregory Moore has filed a motion seeking the cash in Sedgwick County District Court. Moore was tried there on a change of venue from Harvey County, where Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Ford was shot and killed in April 2005.

Moore’s efforts aren’t sitting well with members of the Harvey County Commission. They asked county attorney David Yoder this week to explore placing a lien on the money.

Yoder estimates the county spent about $30,000 prosecuting Moore for killing Ford, wounding a second officer, firing at three other officers and kidnapping a woman. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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