February 8, 2016

Former Johnson County deputy charged with unlawful sexual relations

A former Johnson County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged with unlawful sexual relations.

Vernon Finkenbinder was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly  inappropriately communicated with and touched a female inmate while in custody at Central Booking Facility between Sept. 23 and Sept. 25.

Following a criminal investigation and a professional standards inquiry, he was placed on administrative leave and later resigned. Investigators concluded the incident was isolated and that the security of the facility staff or other inmates was never in jeopardy, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.


  1. Judith Rogers says:

    More and more Gardner citizens like this one going and coming thru that Central Booking Facility that costs the taxpayers an arm and a leg along with the expensive hotel (the biggest jail in the state) we keep going at New Century.

    All citizens when they have a few minutes should get real familiar with the report at http://www.jocosheriff.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=90 and find out just SOME of the costs of crime. This report is several years old and I would say it is time for another one – bet the costs have certainly gone up. I just know that many of those in these jails are getting services that many people who work hard and keep their nose clean only dream of having such as health care.

  2. Enough, Judith.

    Maybe you ought to read what you write before you post it because it sounds like you’re saying all of us Gardner citizens are like the creep in the article. Is that your intent?

    And is there anyone home at Gardner News to monitor their pages?

  3. Judith Rogers says:

    The County’s Booking Report is available to all citizens at http://www.jocosheriff.org/index.aspx?page=166. I would encourage them to review this report DAILY.

  4. Thank you Judith. The booking report is important, but it does not represent the whole of Gardner. I appreciate the update to your original post.

  5. Judith Rogers says:

    Most nonamers want to cherry pick what freedom of speech comments are allowable or want control of information to be presented to the citizenry and continue to ask and demand censorship……..just the way dictators operate……..know your history, know how to utilize public records and research to get to the TRUTH and be able to spot propaganda – it will help you make more intelligent choices and decisions and if there are people out there who won’t take ownership of their comments, then I would suggest you run as fast as you can from them – they will not serve you well – that is my opinion.

  6. Try to be polite and Judith happens.

    First, she implies that Gardner is full of sexual deviants. After clarifying her additional post, she’s back on the rabid hypocrisy of accusing nonamers for doing what she herself has a well-documented history of doing (and is still doing, for all we know). But that’s just Judith. The world is her mirror, I guess.

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