- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) - A former Kansas Highway Patrol trooper has been convicted of threatening his wife and children.

The Great Bend Tribune (https://bit.ly/1ThBzZ5 ) reports that Darrin Hirsh was convicted Tuesday in Barton County District Court of aggravated assault, criminal threat and domestic battery. He was found not guilty of witness intimidation and violating a protective order.

Hirsh was accused of threatening his wife with a handgun and verbally threatening the life of her and their children on March 12, 2013, and with violating a protective order on March 11 and 12, 2014.

The witness intimidation counts alleged he tried to keep his wife from reporting the crime.

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Information from: Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, https://www.gbtribune.com

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