(Update: September 12, 2018 5:14 p.m.) According to jail officials, Penney and August have posted bail. Their bail was listed at $145,000 for Penney and $100,000 for August.
Two disgraced ex-KCSO deputies have pleaded not guilty to felony charges.
The District Attorney's Office and KCSO held a press conference today to discuss new charges against former KCSO deputies Derrick Penney and Logan August.
Derrick Penney was indicted for seven felony charges. According to District Attorney Lisa Green, Penney faces nine years and eight months in state prison.
Logan August was indicted for 15 felony charges, including five counts of second degree burglary and five counts of transportation of marijuana. According to Green, he faces a max of 15 years in state prison.
The new charges stem from an incident back in 2014. According to the federal investigation, August and Penney stole 25 lbs. of marijuana from KCSO. The two pleaded guilty to federal charges and received probation. These new charges come from an investigation conducted by the state. According to Green, a defendant can be prosecuted by both state and federal courts without violating the double jeopardy rule.
According to Green, the new investigation, which began after the federal plea, revealed more criminal activity. Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood said during the press conference that he did not feel that the federal investigation was thoroughly done.
Both August and Penney pleaded not guilty to their new charges. Their trial is set for January 7, 2019.