Daughter faces 4 charges; 2 Tabor players also charged

A special prosecutor appointed to file final charges related to a party July 12 filed four charges against Whitney Dawn Gordon of Marion.

Gordon is charged with:

  • unlawfully hosting minors consuming alcoholic liquor or cereal malt beverages.
  • furnishing alcohol to a minor.
  • interference with law enforcement — obstruction of official duty.
  • contributing to a child’s misconduct or deprivation.

The charges were related to a party at the home of Gordon’s parents, Tod and Alice Gordon, 1748 Upland Road. They were on vacation in Arkansas at the time.

Another special prosecutor charged Dylan Matthew Jirak with interference with law enforcement — obstruction of official duty, in addition to underage drinking.

Dylan Jon Delk of Hillsboro was charged with possession of a hallucinogen (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia (a glass pipe).

Neither Delk nor Whitney Gordon was charged with underage drinking.

Originally, Sheriff Rob Craft said eight adults and two juveniles had been cited after the party. Last week, County Attorney Susan Robson and two special prosecutors prepared charges against nine other adults and three juveniles.

Those charged earlier with possession or consumption of alcoholic beverage by a minor were:

  • From Marion: Raelene Allen, Spencer Fugitt, Erin Meierhoff, Adam Palic, and Victoria Steiner.
  • From Hillsboro: Benjamin Gardner and Brandon Rooker.
  • From Tampa: Rustyn Kerbs.
  • From Herington: Brian Burhoop.

Cottonwood Falls attorney Seth Meyer is handling the case involving Jirak and a juvenile. McPherson and Marion attorney Brian Bina is handling the case involving Whitney Gordon.

Craft has emphasized that her parents, Tod and Alice Gordon, had no involvement in the party.

Three deputies were called to the Gordon home at Marion County Park and Lake late July 12 and found 27 people at a party that Whitney Gordon initially described as a sleep-over with friends that grew out of hand.

 

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