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Russell man arrested for first-degree murder
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Ice on Main Street Great Bend, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. - photo by Daniel Kiewel

RUSSELL COUNTY – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Russell Police Department and the Russell County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest for first-degree murder. 

An arrest warrant was issued for Jody S. Fox, 27, of Russell connected to the murder of a 14-month-old child. The child died in April 2017. Fox was in a relationship with the child’s mother.

On Thursday, Nov. 15, at approximately 1 p.m., Fox was arrested at 115 West 17th St. in Russell. He was booked into the Russell County Jail for first-degree murder and abuse of a child. 

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case.