Ford County Attorney's Office

Ford County Attorney's Office The Ford County Attorneys Office works closely with Law Enforcement and the citizens of Ford County to promote a safe and secure environment free from crime.

01/04/2020
Dodge City Police Department

Dodge City Police Department

On 01032020 the DCPD located a vehicle reported stolen on 01022020 near Market and Sunnyside. While doing surveillance on the vehicle officers observed multiple unrelated issues. The undercover officers observed a person with a warrant being driven by an individual without a valid license. The passenger was arrested on the warrant and driver was cited. The undercover surveillance also witnessed a drug deal occur near the stolen vehicle within 1000 feet of a school. A search warrant was executed and charges for two individuals are pending. This all occurred within two hours of watching the stolen vehicle. We would like to thank the Ford County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance.

Ford County Sheriff's Office
12/08/2019

Ford County Sheriff's Office

2019 DUI Holiday Drive For Victims

For the 10th year the Ford County Attorney’s Office, Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Sheriff’s Office have participated in the DUI Holiday Drive For Victims, sponsored by the Ford County Attorney’s Office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The three primary purposes for the event is to acknowledge and thank law enforcement agencies and officers for their hard work and commitment during the holiday season, increase public awareness of the prevalence of drunk driving during the holidays, and to remember those lives that have been lost to drunk driving crashes.

Lori Marshall, Program Manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the Kansas State Office, along with Kevin B. Salzman, Ford County Attorney, and James Crux, Assistant Ford County Attorney, visited both law enforcement agencies on December 2nd to recognize our local officer’s and deputy’s efforts in DUI enforcement.

Sgt. Bryan Stammer received a challenge coin and commemorative t-shirt for leading the Ford County Sheriff's Office in DUI arrests for 2019.

Staff tied red ribbons to the patrol fleet to help remind everyone of the dangers of drunk driving and the importance of DUI enforcement. Officers also received small snack bags in a show of appreciation. The bags were put together and donated by M.A.D.D. and the Ford County Attorney’s Office.

Dodge City Police Department
12/04/2019

Dodge City Police Department

2019 DUI Holiday Drive For Victims
For the 10th year the Ford County Attorney’s Office, Dodge City Police Department, and Ford County Sheriff’s Department have participated in the DUI Holiday Drive For Victims, sponsored by the Ford County Attorney’s Office and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

The three primary purposes for the event is to acknowledge and thank law enforcement agencies and officers for their hard work and commitment during the holiday season, increase public awareness of the prevalence of drunk driving during the holidays, and to remember those lives that have been lost to drunk driving crashes.

Lori Marshall, Program Manager for Mothers Against Drunk Driving at the Kansas State Office, along with Kevin B. Salzman, Ford County Attorney, and James Crux, Assistant Ford County Attorney, visited both law enforcement agencies on December 2nd to recognize our local officer’s and deputy’s efforts in DUI enforcement.
Officer Hannah Mazza received a challenge coin and commemorative t-shirt for leading the DCPD in DUI arrests for 2019.

Staff tied red ribbons to the patrol fleet to help remind everyone of the dangers of drunk driving and the importance of DUI enforcement. Officers also received small snack bags in a show of appreciation. The bags were put together and donated by MADD and the Ford County Attorney’s Office.

10/09/2019
Dodge City Police Department

Dodge City Police Department

On 10082019 at approximately 5:45 pm, officers received information about a potential threat of violence to the high school. Officers immediately began investigating the information. Through the investigation officers learned that a 14 year old male high school student made a threat to shoot up the high school and mentioned the different weapons he would use. He was later located at his residence where he was arrested without incident. A case will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office for the alleged charge of felony criminal threat.

Parents, please talk to your children about this pressing issue. The DCPD has made 6 arrests this school year alone for threats of school violence. This is a topic that we take very seriously and will continue to charge anyone who makes these types of threats.

Please remember that all suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

10/05/2019
Ford County Sheriff's Office

Ford County Sheriff's Office

October 4, 2019
MEDIA RELEASE

On October 02, 2019 at approximately 4:45 p.m. a vehicle pursuit was initiated by the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office in Greensburg, Kansas after the vehicle failed to stop for a deputy after his emergency equipment was activated. The driver of the vehicle led law enforcement officers from the Kiowa & Ford County Sheriff’s Offices, Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks across Kiowa and Ford Counties on Highway 400 before turning around in the City of Ford and returning east back into Kiowa County before the suspect vehicle ran out of fuel east of Mullinville at approximately 5:30 p.m..

No property or person was injured during the pursuit. Three individuals were taken into custody as a result of the pursuit.

Dmatreze T. Johnson (31) of Illinois
Robert L. House (26) of Illinois
Keyanna L. Haire (27) of Illinois

This is still an active investigation and once completed the case(s) will be turned over to prosecutors for review and charging decisions.

As with any criminal case, please remember that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Kiowa County Sheriff Chris Tedder
Ford County Sheriff Bill Carr

Dodge City Police Department
09/30/2019

Dodge City Police Department

On 09292019 at 3:43 am, Officers with the Dodge City Police Department received a complaint about loud music at the Cimarron Valley Apartment Complex located at 2804 6th Ave. When officers arrived, they located the loud music coming from the complex’s welcome center. Officers attempted to make contact with the individuals inside, but they refused to answer the door.

At 4:09 am Ford County Communications dispatched officers back to 2804 6th Ave. for reports of shots fired. When officers arrived, they learned that a 20-year-old male was at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was later transported to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, where he is in stable condition.

Through multiple interviews, officers were able to identify a suspect involved in the shooting. On 09292019, an 18-year-old Dodge City man was arrested without incident. A case will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s office for the alleged charge of Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. This is an active and ongoing investigation. We believe there were several people present when the shooting occurred, but left prior to officers arriving.

If you have any information on this case we ask that you contact the police department or use our TIP411 service. Please remember that everyone should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Dodge City Police Department
09/25/2019

Dodge City Police Department

On 9-23-2019 the Dodge City Police Department, along with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Ford County Sheriff's Office, Department of Homeland Security, Kansas Department of Alcohol Beverage Control, The Kansas Highway Patrol, and The Kansas Department of Revenue concluded a lengthy investigation involving the alleged distribution of large quantities of methamphetamine in the Dodge City area.

Early Monday morning the agencies listed above served two federal search warrants in Dodge City and arrested Danny Del Real of Import Automotive. Del Real had a federal arrest warrant alleging six counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine and was taken into custody without incident. The investigation was a year-long group effort by the agencies involved. Without the cooperation of all involved, the operation would not have been possible. The Seward County Sheriff’s Office and Gray County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the two search warrants as well.

On 9-25-2019 the Dodge City Police Department and the Ford County Sheriff’s Office served an arrest warrant on a second suspect in the above case. Pete Avila was arrested on state charges alleging Distribution of Methamphetamine, Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Unlawful Acts Involving Proceeds derived from a Drug Transaction. Avila was booked into Ford County Jail.

We greatly appreciate the assistance from each of the agencies, many of which invested countless working hours and financial support in helping us make this case successful. As with any criminal case, please remember that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. This investigation is ongoing, and more arrests are pending.

Dodge City Police Department
09/11/2019

Dodge City Police Department

On 09112019 Officers with the DCPD responded to a report of a burglary to a business in the 2300 block of North 14th Ave. The perpetrator had broken in, rummaged through the business and stole cash. When officers arrived they were able to review video surveillance footage from the business and found that the burglary occurred the previous night around 10:00 pm. Officers were able to share an image of the video with other members of DCPD. A veteran detective was able to recognize the suspect from past experience. The subject, a 38 year old male was later located at his residence in Dodge City where he was subsequently arrested. Charges for the alleged crimes of burglary, theft and criminal damage will be filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office. We would like to remind everyone that all suspects should be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
This is just another example of the value and powerful impact of having experienced officers serving the same community for years. Also, a good demonstration of citizens and businesses taking an active role in their own protection by having a functioning surveillance system that gave us the lead to work with.
Great partnerships. Great work. Solid results.

Dodge City Police Department
09/03/2019

Dodge City Police Department

8/31/2019 DUI Check lane results:
Last Saturday night the DCPD conducted a DUI check lane with assistance from the KHP, KDWPT, ABC, FOSO and KDOT. During this event approximately (221) vehicles were checked, (19) drivers performed standardized field sobriety tests resulting in (6) DUI arrests including (1) DUI for drugs. Other issues discovered include: (1) Minor in Possession, (3) Transporting Open Container, (2) arrests for drug possession, (3) outstanding warrant arrests, (4) citations for Child Restraints, (2) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, (1) citation for No DL, and (1) arrest and recovery of a stolen vehicle.

Dodge Globe
08/30/2019
Dodge Globe

Dodge Globe

Miguel Solis, 23, was recently apprehended and transferred to the Ford County Jail following his arrest and extradition from Mexico.
According to Ford County Attorney Kevin Salzman, Solis had been sought in the death of Miguel Tol Juarez in 2012.

Ford County Fire & EMS
08/28/2019

Ford County Fire & EMS

Mark you calendars. Several events to be a part of.

08/13/2019
Ford County Sheriff's Office

Ford County Sheriff's Office

August 12, 2019
MEDIA RELEASE

On August 11, 2019, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office conducted two (2) separate search warrants resulting in the seizure of approximately (2) two pounds of methamphetamine, several prescriptions pills, a small amount of marijuana and a firearm.

The first search warrant was conducted in the Las Brisas Addition southeast of Dodge City on Lariat Way and the second one in the 2100 block of west Wyatt Earp Blvd in Dodge City.

Officers with the Dodge City Police Department assisted with both cases.

Both cases are still being investigated and will be turned over to the Ford County Attorney for review once completed.

If you would like to help us combat crimes in Ford County please go the Ford County Sheriff’s Office website and click on “Submit A Tip” for the Anonymous Tip Program.

Sheriff Bill Carr

08/06/2019
Ford County Sheriff's Office

Ford County Sheriff's Office

Scam:

Citizens, we've received another report regarding Social Security Scam. This one is coming from phone number (206) 446-9632.

Please do not fall for these scams.

Sheriff Carr

Dodge Globe
07/26/2019
Dodge Globe

Dodge Globe

George Ketron, 52, was found guilty on charges of three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under the age of 14 years, two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child between 14 and 15 years of age, and one count of aggravated indecent solicitation of a child.
Faces life in prison which will be determined at a sentencing hearing at a later date

Dodge City Police Department
07/03/2019

Dodge City Police Department

On 6-28-2019, the DCPD was notified of a sexual abuse case involving a young female child. Detectives moved quickly to investigate the allegations but by the time they attempted to locate the suspect the same day, he was nowhere to be found. A criminal case was filed with the Ford County Attorney’s Office and an arrest warrant was issued on 7/2/2019, for 44 year old, Jeremy Jason Jacquez, on the charges of Criminal Sodomy, Aggravated Criminal Sodomy of a child under 14, Rape of a child under 14, and Aggravated Indecent Liberties with a child. Detectives continued to pursue the case and were able to develop a lead on his current location last night in New Mexico. Detectives contacted Alamogordo, New Mexico Police for assistance in locating and getting Mr. Jacquez into custody. The Alamogordo Police Department responded immediately and through a relentless multi-hour effort were able to capture Mr. Jacquez last night.

I want to give a huge thank you to the Alamogordo Police Department for their assistance with this and highlight how we as a community of law enforcement across this great nation work together for the good and protection of our individual communities. I am so proud of our detectives and the APD detectives for their dedication and perseverance in this case.

Remember, in our justice system, all persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Chief Francis

Dodge City Police Department
06/12/2019

Dodge City Police Department

PSA: We have received reports of juveniles getting their Facebook accounts hacked.

The hackers will message other juveniles on their friends' list to get their email address and password saying they cannot remember theirs but need to email something. The hacker then tells the juvenile they will hack all of their social media accounts until they send nude pictures. The hackers have also threatened to hurt the juvenile and their families. Once these nude photographs are sent to the hacker they post them on any social media platform.

The hacker will also find photographs and information such as addresses and phone numbers and post that information on social media to try to gain nude photographs.

Please don’t send nude photographs to anyone. Parents check on what your children do on their social media accounts to prevent this from happening to them. If this has happened to you please contact the DCPD.

Ford County Sheriff's Office
05/24/2019

Ford County Sheriff's Office

Scam: Citizens we're experiencing another round of scams pertaining to missing jury duty.

Welcome to our new summer interns!
05/17/2019
Dodge Globe

Welcome to our new summer interns!

Two first-year law students will be joining the Ford County Attorney’s Office as interns this summer.
Ivan Moya will join the staff on May 23, while Victoria Toothaker will arrive on May 28. Both students are from Washburn University School of Law and will be interning through early August.

04/16/2019
Clark County-Sheriff Kansas

Clark County-Sheriff Kansas

SCAM ALERT!!!!!! Social Security Administration Scam

A citizen received a call from 972-426-7592 Grapevine, TX stating that they were with the Social Security Administration and they have tried to contact her to avoid initial appearance before a Magistrate Judge or grand jury for a federal criminal offense, this is the final attempt to reach you to resolve this issue.
When she called back she spoke to a female and then a male, no name given to verify her DOB and SOC, which she gave them.
They told her to go get a Google Play card in the amount of $200 and they would contact her back about the payment to avoid further action.
She didn't purchase the card, but contacted family that sent her to the SO.

Never give out your information, always have them tell you what information they have for you. The SSA will never ask you to make a payment via Google Play, Apple Pay or Green Dot Cards.
She also received several calls from our number while on the phone with the scammer. The calls did not come from our office. Phone numbers can be spoofed for caller ID. This was another attempt to scare the citizen to make the payment via the Google Play cards.

Address

100 Gunsmoke St Ste 35
Dodge City, KS
67801

General information

Our office opens at 8:30 A.M. and closes at 5 P.M. We are open Monday through Friday and closed on all National holidays.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(620) 227-4510

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