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KCSO identifies deputy who had guns stolen from vehicle

Posted: 8:43 AM, Nov 08, 2017
Updated: 2017-11-08 23:03:54Z

UPDATE (November 08, 2017 11:34 a.m.): The Kern County Sheriff's Office has identified the deputy who had his guns stolen from his unmarked vehicle as Sergeant David Stephens. 

According to KCSO, Sergeant Stephens has been with the Kern County Sheriff's Office since 2007. Stephens is currently not on leave and has at no point been on leave. 

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The Kern County Sheriff's Deputy who had their guns stolen from their vehicle has been cited.

In October, four guns were stolen from a vehicle in Northwest Bakersfield. KCSO confirmed that the guns belonged to a deputy. 

A search was ongoing and three of the four guns have since been located. A fourth was believed to have been located following an officer-involved shooting involving Bakersfield Police.

KCSO says the District Attorney's Office says the deputy was found to be in violation of improper storage of a handgun, which is an infraction. 

The deputy has been cited to appear in court.