2018 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt files involuntary manslaughter charge against Barber County undersheriff

Release Date: Sep 05, 2018

MEDICINE LODGE − (September 5, 2018) − A Barber County man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Schmidt today filed the criminal charge against Virgil “Dusty” Brewer, 60, in connection with the death of Steven Myers near Sun City in October 2017. Brewer is the undersheriff of Barber County. The charge is one count of involuntary manslaughter. Bond has been set at $15,000, and a condition of bond is that Brewer not engage in law enforcement activity.

Brewer is scheduled for a first appearance September 7 at 11 a.m. in Barber County District Court.

Criminal charges are merely accusations.  Individuals are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.     

Any public comments on the prosecution of Brewer are governed by the Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 3.6, Trial Publicity, and Rule 3.8, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor. All media requests or inquiries should be directed to the Office of the Attorney General, 120 S.W. 10th, 2nd Floor, Topeka, Kansas 66612, (785) 296-6115.

No additional information is available at this time.

A copy of the complaint is available at http://bit.ly/2PFMksb.

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