Indictment Claims Kansas Man Tampered With Ellsworth County Water System

"WICHITA, Kan. — An indictment made public today claims an Ellsworth County man tampered with a public water system.

Acting United States Attorney Duston Slinkard says Wyatt Travnichek, 22, is charged with one count of tampering with a public water system and one count of reckless damage to a protected computer during unauthorized access.

The indictment alleges that the crime happened in March of 2019. Investigators allege that Travnichek knowingly got into the Ellsworth County Rural Water District’s protected computer system without authorization and that he performed activities that shut down cleaning and disinfecting procedures."

KSNW News had the story March 31, 2021.

Source: KSNW, 04/07/2021