Dec 02, 2019 3:00 PM

Kansas man under investigation for alleged child rape

Posted Dec 02, 2019 3:00 PM

Dinger photo Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a Kansas man for alleged child sex crimes.

On October 22, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies served a search warrant on the home a home in rural Mayetta, according to Sheriff Tim Morse. During the search warrant, law enforcement interviewed 63-year-old Ronnie Jack Dinger, and collected evidence from the scene.

Deputies arrested Dinger November 27 on a Jackson County District Court warrant for rape, aggravated indecent liberties to a child under sixteen years of age and aggravated indecent liberties to a child under 14 years of age, according to Morse.

Dinger was booked into the Jackson County Jail where and was later released after posting bond. He is expected to make a court appearance this week.

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Kansas man remains jailed for alleged arson at apartment complex

HUTCHINSON — A Kansas man remains in custody for suspicion of arson for an incident in the Plaza Towers Apartments, 17 E. 2nd Street in Hutchinson.

Just before 10p.m. November 26, officers were called to assist Hutchinson firefighters after Abraham Tinsley allegedly started a fire in his apartment to try to commit suicide and injure others in the building, according to police.

The incident did cause some damage to the apartment and forced the evacuation of the entire building.

Tinsley is also accused of striking a woman in the head who was helping evacuate the building. For this, he also faces a battery charge.

Tinsley is being held on a $53,000 bond and will be back in court this week.