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Hignite Sentenced to Prison For 2019 Attack



James Dean Hignite

A Cherokee County man was sentenced to over 10 years imprisonment in Cherokee County District Court earlier this week.

In December 2019, Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators responded to a rural location outside of Galena, when a woman was able to flee the home and reported sustaining significant injuries and being held against here will during a multi-day attack.

Detectives arrested James Dean Hignite, currently age 63, as a result of their investigation.

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2022, Hignite was sentenced to 124-months after pleading guilty to 2 counts of Aggravated Battery and 1 count of Aggravated Domestic Battery.

Hignite remains in the Cherokee County Jail pending transport to the Kansas Department of Corrections.

Cherokee County Attorney Nathan Coleman prosecuted the case.

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