Archive for Wednesday, September 20, 2000

Basehor mayor no longer employed at Lansing Correctional Facility

September 20, 2000

Basehor Mayor John Pfannenstiel's last day as an employee at Lansing Cor-rectional Facility was Thursday, Sept. 14, said Bill Miskell, Kansas Department of Corrections public information officer.

"He had been suspended, or on leave status, since the day he was arrested, which was Sept. 6," Miskell said.

Pfannenstiel faces three felony charges in Leavenworth County District Court: one count of taking contraband into a correctional facility and two counts of unlawful sexual relations with inmates.

Pfannenstiel, 38, who has lived in Basehor since 1988, had worked as a corrections officer since 1986 at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Roger Marrs, deputy Leavenworth County attorney, said the preliminary hearing, originally scheduled for Sept. 13, had been postponed.

"The defense attorney, Terry Lober, requested a continuance to Oct. 4," Marrs said.

The hearing will be at 2 p.m., Oct. 4.

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