Jan 10, 2020 10:00 AM

Former Kan. sheriff's deputy pleads guilty in wife's beating

Posted Jan 10, 2020 10:00 AM
Eric Walker photo Johnson County
Eric Walker photo Johnson County

Olathe, Kan. (AP) —A former Kansas sheriff’s deputy who admitted beating his wife has pleaded guilty to aggravated battery.

As part of his plea deal Wednesday, two charges were dropped and prosecutors will recommend that Eric Leon Walker, 38, be sentenced to probation.

Walker was placed on leave after his arrest and has not worked for the Johnson County Sheriff's office since Nov. 22.

Walker was accused in court documents and at a November court hearing of beating his wife and threatening to kill her at their home last May. She testified the couple's son was in the house during part of the altercation.