Jul 30, 2021 9:00 PM

KBI makes additional arrest in Cloud Co. Jail investigation

Posted Jul 30, 2021 9:00 PM
Clanin-photo Republic Co.
Clanin-photo Republic Co.

CLOUD COUNTY – Another subject was arrested, and an additional arrest warrant was issued following a Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) investigation into former employees of the Cloud County Jail.                       

Nicholas Clanin, 33, of Concordia, was arrested at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday, July 30, in Belleville. He was arrested for theft, misuse of public funds, official misconduct, and destroying a written instrument. Clanin was a Cloud County jail lieutenant at the time the alleged crimes took place. He was booked into the Republic County Jail.

An arrest warrant was also secured for Alexandra Wilcox, 22, of Shawnee, Oklahoma, for misdemeanor theft related to the case. She was formerly a corrections officer at the Jail.

The Lincoln County Attorney was appointed as special prosecutor and is expected to prosecute the case.

Jasper photo Cloud County
Jasper photo Cloud County

On Wednesday, a former north-central Kansas jail employee and her mother were arrested, accused by Kansas Bureau of Investigation officials of theft of public money.

Agents arrested Amber Lindberg, 40, of Concordia, in Minneapolis, Kansas, on suspicion of theft, misuse of public funds, official misconduct and several other counts, the KBI said in a news release.

Also arrested was Lindberg’s mother, 62-year-old Joyce Jasper of Concordia, on suspicion of theft.

It was unclear early Friday whether the women yet had an attorney representing them.

Lindberg is being held in Saline County
Lindberg is being held in Saline County

Lindberg was the Cloud County Jail administrator in June 2019, when the KBI began its investigation.

The KBI did not give other details about the alleged theft, including how much was reportedly stolen.