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A former Highway Patrol trooper charged with kidnapping his wife last month in Christian County is now facing charges of defrauding a secured creditor.

Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek says Kenny Dean and his wife Tracy operated Pushrod Auto Sales in Highlandville and entered into a contract with GAAC to finance vehicles in August of 2008. According to the probable cause statement filed with the charges, Dean allegedly sold a 2007 Ford Expedition, a 2006 Ford E350 and a 1984 Corvette on e-bay and has refused to tell authorities or the finance company where the vehicles are located.

It is alleged that Dean took the proceeds from the sale of the vehicles and paid Tracy Dean's mother, Gaila Limeberry, $20,000 for repayment of a loan. GAAC filed a civil case against Dean in Clay County.

Dean is also facing assault and felonious restraint charges in Stone County for an alleged attack on his wife in February.

Cleek says, "I haven't filed charges related to this case against Tracy Dean....yet."

His preliminary hearing on the kidnapping and burglary charges was rescheduled after Dean changed attorneys. He is being held in the Christian County jail without bond.

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