A Harvey County Sheriff’s Deputy who was on-duty at the time has been arrested for alleged criminal threat made by a cell phone toward an individual.
According to the sheriff’s department, Levi Herring was taken into custody by the North Newton Police Department at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday. He was placed in the Harvey County Jail, and officials hope to transport him to another jail location.
“My thoughts are first and foremost with the victim,” said North Newton Police Chief Randy Jordan. “We will do our due diligence to continue to investigate this incident and gather more information.”
Herring has been placed on administrative leave by Harvey County while the investigation is ongoing by North Newton.
Any further charges will be determined by the Harvey County Attorney’s Office.
Herring has worked for Harvey County for two years, and also has had additional stints of employment
with the County composing an additional two years.
“Our priority here is always the victim in an instance like this,” said Harvey County Sheriff Chad Gay.
“Myself and our community expects our deputies to be accountable on and off the clock. I will hold my
deputies accountable. It’s on us to earn the trust of those we are called to protect.”