AR Law Enforcement Departments Suspended for Lost/Stolen Military Weapons

Published 08/28 2014 11:42PM

Updated 08/28 2014 11:44PM

A cache of military grade weapons lost right here in Arkansas and the law enforcement agencies who had them have been suspended from a federal program that supplied them. 

The Lawrence County and Woodruff County Sheriff's Office as well as the Judsonia Police Department have all been suspended for losing or having weapons stolen.

Eleven other police agencies in the Natural State are also facing temporary suspension for not following program guidelines.

One incident surrounds a stolen Humvee that was not reported until a day later; it was recovered.

James Ray oversees the 10-33 program in Arkansas and said they’re concerned these missing weapons could end up in the wrong hands.

"I have no reason to believe that, but if we don't know where they are then hopefully we can get them back. I mean they've been reported stolen by the law enforcement agencies, they've been entered in NCIC."
If someone finds the missing guns, the serial numbers can be matched with the ones reported in the database. 

It is the responsibility of the police of sheriff’s department to investigate the theft of missing weapons and recover the property. 

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