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Deputy arrested for allegedly failing to turn in evidence

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ADA, Okla. – A Pontotoc County sheriff’s deputy was arrested for allegedly not turning in evidence.

According to The Ada News, Sheriff John Christian said Deputy Tyler Mackey was arrested after he allegedly failed to log-in an item of evidence as required by law.

The item, a part of an assault rifle, was confiscated by Mackey during an arrest in January.

Christian said Mackey kept the item and used it to construct a gun.

An OSBI investigation concluded that Mackey was knowingly concealing stolen property.

He was booked into Pontotoc County Justice Center with a $5,000 bond.