Sheriff Tom Jones said he asked the Washington State Patrol to investigate after an internal investigation failed to determine what happened to the M16, .223-caliber fully automatic rifle. It's a weapon issued to patrol deputies.
The news website Ifiberone.com reported the rifle turned up missing in an inventory check. It was last known to be in a secure firearms room at the Grant County Courthouse in Ephrata.
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