County Attorney

Larry Markle is the Montgomery County Attorney. He was elected as County Attorney in the November general election to serve a four-year term.

The County Attorney is primarily responsible for prosecution of criminal violations, both adult and juvenile. Other duties include the prosecution of traffic offenses, child in need of care cases, mental illness and alcohol commitments. The office does research and writes appellate briefs and monitors diversion cases. It also assists victims of crime.

The County Attorney’s office supports various crime prevention programs in local communities and works hard to make sure the county is a great place to raise a family.

The office can be contacted as follows:

         Main Office:                                              Juvenile Division:

Judicial Center                                           Indep. Corporate Office Bldg.
300 East Main St.                                      200 Arco Pl, Suite #425
Independence, Ks. 67301                           Independence, Ks. 67301
Phone: 620-330-1020                                 Phone:  620-332-1425
Fax:     620-331-7230                                 Fax:      620-332-1424

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Kansas VINE Victim Services

The new Kansas VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or internet to search for information regarding the custody and status of an offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes.  The VINE toll-fee number fro the Kansas VINE system is (866) 574-8463.  This service is provided to assist victims of crime who have a right to know about an offender’s custody status.

The link to the VINE website is here.

The link to the VINE mobile app is here.