LARNED — A former Pawnee County Sheriff’s detective pled guilty Monday to felony charges, according to a press release from the special prosecutor in the case.

The former detective, Jeffrey Allen King, 43, Larned appeared for arraignment and pled guilty to all three pending felony charges, according to the release from Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees, who was appointed special prosecutor by Pawnee County Attorney Douglas McNett. 

King pled guilty to making false information, a level 8 nonperson felony; misuse of public funds, a level 9 nonperson felony; and theft, a level 9 nonperson felony. The violations occurred between Jan. 9, 2015, and Oct. 13, 2017.  The total dollar amount of the theft is $20,318.29.

Judge Bruce T. Gatterman of the 24th Judicial District accepted King’s pleas and found him guilty as charged.  Gatterman scheduled a sentencing hearing for 3 p.m. May 25.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Pawnee County Sheriff’s Office investigated. King resigned Feb. 9 and was charged Feb. 23.