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Deputy who had guns stolen from car is cited for infraction

KBAK/KBFX photo, file

A deputy is suspected of violating a penal code in the storage of guns that were recently stolen from his unmarked, department-assigned car.

Four guns were among the items stolen Oct. 17. The car was assigned to Sgt. David Stephens and was parked in front of his home.

Some of the guns were recovered soon after the theft, but one made its way to a suspect who was shot last weekend by a Bakersfield police officer.

The Kern County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that its investigation into the theft has concluded, and Stephens is accused of not securing his firearms in accordance with the law.

He's been cited for an infraction.

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