Kansas Police Chief Arrested

WAKEENEY On Wednesday, May 3 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) arrested Wakeeney Police Chief Terry Eberle for suspicion of blackmail, harassment by telecommunications device, attempted interference with law enforcement, intimidation of a witness or victim, tampering with a public record, and two counts of theft.

On January 12, 2017, Trego County Attorney Christopher Lyon requested that the KBI investigate several allegations of unlawful conduct made against Eberle.

Eberle was arrested without incident. He had his first appearance Wednesday afternoon.

This investigation is ongoing. Any further inquiries should be directed to the Trego County Attorney’s Office.