Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf, 44, was arrested Friday by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI).
Wolf was arrested just after 2 p.m. at the Geary County Sheriff’s Office in Junction City on a felony theft charge that alleges he used county funds to purchase items that were then sold for personal profit, or maintained for personal use. He was booked into the Geary County Jail.
Wolf previously had been arrested on Oct. 18, 2018, for felony theft for allegedly giving a county-owned firearm as a gift to a third party, and for misuse of public funds. He appeared at a pre-trial hearing Friday regarding the 2018 charges. During the hearing, attorneys debated previous testimony given in his case.
A Jan. 17 hearing for Wolf centered on the circumstances under which he acquired and then gave a Glock 43 to his ex-wife, Jodi Wolf — and whether the gun was presented as a Christmas gift — when the two were married. According to testimony given that day, Wolf checked the gun out from the sheriff’s department’s firearm inventory system, and later gave it to Jodi. During Friday’s hearing, the attorneys discussed whether the gun was given to Jodi as a gift intended for her to keep.
Attorneys debated whether marital privilege could be utilized in withholding Jodi’s testimony in case proceedings, but the court ruled that it will stand. Tony’s trial is scheduled to begin May 8.