Update on Sierra Army Depot theft
April 9, 2013 — A supervisor at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong responsible for receiving and inventorying military war materials from Iraq and Afghanistan faces felony theft charges in U.S. District Court in Sacramento.
According to Tuesday, April 9 press release from Lori McDonald, public information officer at the depot, “ … Mr. Devon Biggs, Jr., an employee at Sierra Army Depot, was arrested and taken into federal custody on charges related to the theft of government property. An investigation by special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation remains open and ongoing. To protect the integrity of the investigative process and to protect the rights of all involved, no further details or information will be released at this time.”
According to court documents, Biggs, 36, was arrested Wednesday, April 3 with a number of military items he allegedly was trying to steal from the depot. The items, valued at $84,884.26, included “technologically advanced thermal imagers, lasers, scopes and a modified M16A1 fully automatic rifle with an adjustable stock and converted to accept a sound suppressor,” the complaint alleges.
Biggs posted a $50,000 bond and an arraignment hearing is expected April 26.
Please see the Tuesday, April 16 issue of the Lassen County Times for more details.
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