WAKEENEY, Kan. (KSNW) – A western Kansas police chief has been charged with blackmail, witness intimidation, phone harassment and several other charges after a months-long investigation.
Trego County Attorney Christopher Lyon said in a news release that WaKeeney Police Chief Terry Eberle was arrested and charged Wednesday. He was released on his own recognizance after a hearing. He also faces charges of tampering, attempted interference with law enforcement and theft.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation began an investigation in January at Lyon’s request. The KBI said in a news release that the investigation is ongoing and provided no other details.
WaKeeney city administrator Hardy Howard says Eberle has been placed on leave.