Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel makes second appearance in court after battery charges filed, trial continued to August

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Kansas Rep. Mark Samsel pled not guilty in May on all counts at his first hearing, after being charged with three counts of misdemeanor battery against a high school student.

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.

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