Arrest In Sarasota Deputy Gun Theft

Sarasota Sheriff's Dept Patrol Car

North Port,Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Sarasota County Deputies have made an arrest in the theft of weapons and other items from a patrol car at Detective Brian Keane's home here. Investigators now say 18 year-old David Byrd of Manatee County is facing a long list of charges.

Deputies have also recovered a sniper rifle that was stolen from the deputy's car, but continue to look for a 9MM pistol that was also stolen.

While deputies continue to investigate the theft, Keane is facing an internal affairs investigation after the weapons were stolen from his unlocked car.  

Anyone with additional information on the theft is being asked to contact the Sarasota Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900.

Photo courtesy Sarasota County Sheriff's Office


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