VERNON COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A Wisconsin police chief arrested in Nebraska last week is due back home within eight days.
29-year-old Shay Larson has waived extradition in Buffalo County Nebraska. He’ll be turned over to Vernon County authorities by next Thursday.
Larson is the Readstown police chief who was charged with 8 crimes after a six-month investigation. And until his arrest, he was still being paid while working at home on administrative leave.
Larson is accused of improperly touching a female drug informant, and joining drinkers at a birthday party in a village park.
A woman also told investigators she felt compelled to give the chief oral sex 3 times because of his position, and he allegedly lied to investigators about the activity before coming clean.
He was taken into custody last Friday at a truck stop along Interstate 80 near Elm Creek in central Nebraska. That was a day after prosecutors filed a complaint charging Larson with two felony counts of misconduct in public office – plus 6 misdemeanors that include disorderly conduct, fourth-degree sexual assault, and obstructing officers.