Det. Sgt. Shane Pruitt succeeds Jerrod Fredricks, master deputy and former public information officer with the sheriff’s office, after Fredricks was arrested this week on a charge of interference with law enforcement. Fredricks, who was arrested at about noon Wednesday at the Franklin County Attorney’s Office, posted $1,500 bail and was released from custody, according to the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office.
Franklin County Sheriff Jeff Curry also was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of interference with law enforcement (false report) and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct, according to a release from the Shawnee County District Attorney’s Office. Curry posted a $3,000 bail and also was released from custody.
Curry and Fredricks are set for their first court appearance in Franklin County District Court 11 a.m. March 6.