After a 5 month investigation, there are still no charges against a now-former Rockdale County deputy who the Sheriff’s department says stole guns from the evidence room before selling them for cash.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the crimes allegedly committed by deputy Daniel Lang, according to AJC.
“There was a tip received in reference to the handling of our weapons that were supposed to be destroyed,” sheriff’s office spokesperson Yolande Lovingood-Moore said.
Lang was in charge of the evidence and property room at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office until he was demoted in March, 2018 after an audit revealed that he sold the stolen weapons to pawn shops when he was supposed to destroy them, according to the sheriff’s office.
The office also stated Lang later resigned 2 weeks later for personal reasons.
The sheriff’s office then requested the Georgia
Not long after that, the sheriff’s office requested the GBI conduct an investigation, but Lang still faces no charges.
GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said they do not know how many guns Lang stole or how much money the thief made from selling the weapons.
Miles released the following statement on August 29:
“On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at approximately 10:55 a.m., Special Agent Jan Roulain received an email from Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC) Rocky Bigham advising that Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Sonya Cordero had requested the GBI Atlanta Regional Office to investigate a theft in which a RCSO employee was obtaining destruction orders on firearms and then pawning the guns for cash. Investigation continues.”