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Kansas Undersheriff arrested for domestic battery

Edwards Co. Undersheriff Robert Blackwell, 39, of Kinsley, was arrested Monday morning after...
Edwards Co. Undersheriff Robert Blackwell, 39, of Kinsley, was arrested Monday morning after officials say he was involved in a physical altercation.(Kansas Bureau of Investigation)
Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 12:17 PM CDT
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EDWARDS CO., Kan. (WIBW) - The Undersheriff for a south-central Kansas county is facing charges related to a domestic violence incident.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, Robert “Bobby” Blackwell, 39, of Kinsley, was arrested for aggravated domestic battery around 3:30 a.m. Monday.

The KBI says Blackwell’s arrest stems from a 911 called received on Sunday, Sept. 26, when the deputies from the Edwards County Sheriff’s Office were called to a residence in Kinsley.

The call was made at 7:40 p.m., and officials say Blackwell was involved in a physical altercation.

Officials say around 8:15 p.m. the KBI was asked to take over the investigation.

Blackwell was taken to the Ford Co. Detention Center.

No other information was released.

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