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Deputy Won’t Be Suspended for Firing Shot

The Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy that fired a shot at a vehicle theft suspect does not have to go on paid administrative leave. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal says it’s a rare instance when an officer fires his weapon, but in this case, the incident will be handled by his supervisors. Royal says paid administrative lead is only required when someone is injured or killed…

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And that could affect their work going forward. In this case, Royal says 24 year-old John Holley of Citrus Heights was trying to steal a vehicle from Kilroy’s Tow Yard early Saturday morning, and was confronted by the deputy…

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The passenger, 22 year-old Gary Huffman, also from Citrus Heights, took off, but was located and arrested a short time later. Both were booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility.

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