Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wife Takes Deputy's Patrol Car for Joyride ... With Predictable Results

Good Lord, get a load of this crew.
A veteran Polk County deputy turned in his badge Monday after his wife and mother-in-law were accused of taking his patrol car for a joyride in Lakeland.

Jail records show Deputy Charles Buckner's wife, Gail Buckner, is a convicted felon. A man riding in the back seat of the stolen patrol car also is a convicted felon, reports show.

Charles Bucker, 44, had served 21 years with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, officials said.

Gail Buckner, 38, and her mother, Sharon Cooper, 54, face charges of vehicle theft, theft of a firearm and impersonating a law-enforcement officer, the arrest affidavit shows. Gail Buckner also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Deputies said Alexander James Quintasket, 19, rode in the back seat of the patrol car. He faces charges of grand theft, impersonating a law-enforcement officer, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm or concealed weapon by a convicted felon and resisting an officer without violence.

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