By MIKE CORN
GOVE -- An Oakley man made his first appearance in court Friday after being charged with first-degree felony murder.
Bond for Jason Scott Force, 36, Oakley, was set at $1 million by District Judge Glenn Braun. No additional court appearances were scheduled until Force retains a lawyer to represent him.
Force was arrested at approximately 10 p.m. Thursday night in Quinter on the murder charge and a charge of felony child abuse, according to Jennifer Rapp, interim director of communications for the attorney general's office.
He was charged Thursday morning in Gove County District Court with felony murder in the first degree in connection with the death more than two years ago of "L.J.F.," a 4-month-old infant at the time, according to the criminal complaint.
The second count alleges Force on Aug. 3, 2012, "unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly (shook) a child under 18 years of age," resulting in great bodily harm.
The complaint said the child was born in late April 2012.
The charges against Force were filed by Assistant Attorney General Nicole Romine, based in Goodland.
Force was arrested in Quinter by the Gove County Sheriff's office and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Force is being held in the Trego County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond.
No additional information is being released, according to the attorney general's office.