EPHRATA — The Grant County sheriff’s office says a military-style rifle is missing.
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.