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Barton County Sheriff issued summons following KBI investigation

On Wednesday morning, Nov. 1 Barton County Sheriff Brian J. Bellinder, 55, of Great Bend, was issued a summons to appear in Barton County District Court following an investigation by Kansas Bureau of Investigation agents.
According to the summons, Bellinder is alleged to have mistreated a confined person while serving an arrest warrant on Aug. 10 in Great Bend. Mistreatment of a confined person is a level A person misdemeanor.
At the request of Barton County Attorney Amy Mellor, the Chase County Attorney William Halvorsen will serve as special prosecutor for the case.
Nothing further will be released at this time.