Wichita Eagle: One arrested in threat to kidnap and kill Wichita mayor over COVID-19 mask mandate

Wichita Eagle: One arrested in threat to kidnap and kill Wichita mayor over COVID-19 mask mandate. “A Wichita man has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to kidnap and kill Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple over frustrations with the city’s mask ordinance, the mayor and police said Friday afternoon. Meredith Dowty, 59, was booked into Sedgwick County Jail at 6:05 p.m., Friday, booking reports show. Police confirmed he is the suspect and said he could face a charge of criminal threat.”