Jul 24, 2021 1:00 AM

Police: Kan. felon was texting officer not teen girl

Posted Jul 24, 2021 1:00 AM
Andrade has six previous drug convictions, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections
Andrade has six previous drug convictions, according to the Kansas Dept. of Corrections

HUTCHINSON, Kan. —Police arrested a Kansas felon after he thought he was soliciting a 14- year-old.

Instead 35-year-old Kelly Andrade of Hutchinson was texting and sending email to a police officer. He's being held in the Reno County Jail on a bond of $25,500.

Andrade was arrested in a case which dates back to November of last year. He’s accused of attempting to contact a 14-year-old and asking to meet that subject. Police took him into custody and a search of his home turned up meth and drug paraphernalia. 

He is currently on parole for 2007 convictions out of  Reno County on drug manufacturing and possession along with trafficking contraband into a correctional facility. He was released in July of 2019.

Andrade is expected to be back in court July 30 for the formal reading of charges.