UPDATE: Wis. deputy who lost AR-15 rifle faces suspension

UPDATED Friday, November 15, 2013 --- 7:40 p.m.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) -- A central Wisconsin sheriff's deputy who lost an AR-15 rifle faces a brief suspension.

Wood County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randal Dorhorst tells WSAW-TV (http://bit.ly/1ctMgSm ) the deputy will serve a 12-hour suspension effective immediately. The deputy then will be reinstated following the suspension.

The deputy was putting the rifle back into his squad car when he inadvertently left it on the trunk of the car and drove off.

A passer-by discovered the rifle just outside of Wisconsin Rapids on the side of State Highway 34 and returned it to the sheriff's department Thursday.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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UPDATED Thursday, November 14, 2013 --- 8:21 p.m.

VESPER, Wis. (AP) -- A missing AR-15 rifle has been returned to a sheriff's department in central Wisconsin.

The Wood County sheriff's department says someone retrieved the rifle Thursday and brought it back to the department.

The weapon was lost when a deputy who was putting the rifle back into his vehicle inadvertently left it on the trunk of the car and drove off.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press
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Posted: Thursday, November 14, 2013 --- 7:56 p.m.

VESPER, Wis. (AP) -- A sheriff's department in central Wisconsin is missing an AR-15 rifle.

The Wood County sheriff's department says a deputy was putting the weapon back into his vehicle Thursday afternoon when he inadvertently left the department rifle on the trunk of the car and drove off.

Authorities say the rifle is believed to be on State Highway 186 in the Vesper area.

Anyone who finds the rifle should immediately contact the Wood County sheriff's department.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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