Weir Man Arrested Following Domestic Disturbance
On October 25, 2021, Cherokee County Deputies arrested 42-year-old Matthew Billington, of Weir on allegations of Aggravated Domestic Battery and Kidnapping.
The arrest comes following an investigation into a physical altercation with a household member and alleged efforts to keep the victim, who sustained injuries during the incident, from escaping and seeking help.
"As Domestic Violence Awareness comes to an end, this incident serves as a reminder that domestic violence is serious and nobody should live in fear of being physically assaulted by someone they are in a relationship with. Anyone who is experiencing an abusive relationship is encouraged to call one of our local domestic violence resources, Safehouse Crisis Center at 1-800-794-9148 or the Kansas Crisis Center at 1-888-END-ABUSE," stated Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves.