This Guy Reportedly Snuck a Loaded Gun Into the San Joaquin County Jail. It Went Undiscovered for Six Hours.
It may be time for the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department to take a thorough look at its security procedures.
From the Stockton Record:
An arrestee sat in the booking area of the San Joaquin County Jail for six hours last week before personnel discovered a loaded gun in his coat pocket.
Eighteen-year-old Rolontae Ivory, initially arrested last Thursday on suspicion of carrying a live grenade while in the 3100 block of Country Club Boulevard in west Stockton, was in the process of being booked into jail on a number of charges when the discovery was made.
The gun loaded with six bullets was found after he had been searched at least twice by sworn personnel, according to a jail employee who spoke on condition of anonymity out of concern for personal safety.
The jail employee who spoke to the paper said the incident was witnessed by several other jail workers. A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department declined to comment, saying this is a personnel matter subject to an internal affairs investigation.
San Joaquin’s Sheriff’s Office has been taking plenty of heat following the resignation of the county’s coroner and another pathologist. Sheriff Steve Moore has been accused of interfering in death investigations involving members of law enforcement.