A Sheriff’s Deputies stolen guns recovered, 18-year-old arrested

A Sheriff’s Deputies stolen guns recovered, 18-year-old arrested
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest after 2 firearms and several pieces of duty equipment were stolen from a deputies vehicle in North Port.

SARASOTA (WWSB) - The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest on Thurs. Dec 6,regarding stolen guns from a Sheriff’s vehicle.

Two firearms and several pieces of duty equipment were stolen from a deputies vehicle in North Port, according to a release from the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office.

David Eugene Byrd,18, is charged in connection with the alleged burglary of a Sheriff’s Officer vehicle.

Deputies say David Byrd was just taken into custody and is facing two counts of Grand Theft of Law Enforcement Equipment, two counts of Dealing in Stolen Property and a single count of Tampering with Evidence.

Byrd’s arrest does not conclude Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office investigation.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, early Thursday morning detectives recovered the stolen rifle, an Accuracy International AT 308.

Only one arrest has been made so far.

On Tuesday morning, the crime occurred after it was discovered the Sheriff’s vehicle was burglarized overnight in North Port. The vehicle had been left unlocked.

Deputies say the investigation is extremely active and ongoing.

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