Today's Paper Search Latest New app In the news Traffic #Gazette200 Listen Digital replica FAQ Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles + Games Archive
story.lead_photo.caption FILE - The Jefferson County sheriff's office logo is shown in this file photo.

Authorities in Jefferson County on Tuesday said they have recovered equipment stolen from a sheriff’s office vehicle and have identified a suspect in the theft.

At least three people are suspected of stealing a stun gun, duty belt and two handgun ammunition magazines from a sergeant’s department-issued vehicle, according to a news release by the Jefferson County sheriff’s office.

The release doesn’t indicate when the theft happened, and a call and email to an agency spokesman weren’t immediately returned.

Investigators searched a unit at the St. John Apartments on East 26th Avenue in Pine Bluff and found the missing stun gun and two handgun magazines, as well as drug paraphernalia, a credit card, driver’s license and two handguns, the release states.

Authorities said one of the guns was linked to a theft that happened hours after the thieves broke into the sergeant’s vehicle, and the credit card and driver’s license were linked to a separate theft.

The apartment’s registered tenant was detained for questioning but later released pending further investigation.

Authorities said they were looking on Monday morning for one suspect they have identified.


Sponsor Content

You must be signed in to post comments