DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Dallas County Sheriff’s employee has been arrested and charged with stealing a firearm.
Katenia Johnson, a 14-year employee, was previously assigned to the Training Academy as a clerk where the alleged theft happened.
Johnson currently works in the property vault at the Dallas County Jail.
Johnson is accused of stealing is a handgun that was issued to a cadet.
When the cadet left the academy, he turned his gun in to Johnson. The weapon was later discovered in a pawn shop under Johnson’s name.
Johnson was booked into the Dallas County Jail and later released on a $1,500 bond.
The case will now be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office.
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Department says an internal affairs investigation regarding this theft is also in progress.
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