Waddell arraignment scheduled for Dec. 21

EMPORIA — David Waddell, former Woodson County sheriff, formally was charged Wednesday in Lyon County District Court with criminal damage to property and domestic battery.
Waddell, 38, was arrested Nov. 18 when officers responded to a domestic disturbance in Emporia. An affidavit identifies the victim as his wife, Kathy Waddell. Waddell, free on bond, will be arraigned on the misdemeanor charges Dec. 21.
Waddell also faces charged from September related to allegedly filing false expenses claims while he was Woodson County sheriff. His resignation as sheriff was effective Nov. 18. Shannon Moore, former Allen County undersheriff, was appointed to replace Waddell.