TOPEKA (KSNT) – Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel appeared in court Monday morning after being charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery against a high school student in late April.
Samsel’s attorney, Christopher Scott, asked and was granted a continuance until 11:30 a.m. Aug 16.
This was Samsel’s second appearance in Franklin County District Court after a mental health evaluation was ordered by the court.
The ordered mental health evaluation had not been completed.
County Attorney Brandon Jones asked Judge Kevin Kimball that Samsel provide the court a copy of the report under seal.
Samsel appeared before Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested Samsel for a misdemeanor battery involving a student in the Wellsville School District. Samsel was working as a substitute teacher at the time.
Samsel was arrested for misdemeanor battery involving a student. He has since been released on bond. Investigators said Samsel was working as a substitute teacher in the Wellsville School District at the time.
The Kansas representative entered a not guilty plea on May 19.