MCSO: Deputy accused of possessing 'missing' MCSO shotgun

Posted at 1:40 PM, Jan 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-09 15:43:25-05

SURPRISE, AZ — A domestic violence investigation led the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to a shotgun that had been missing for six years.

MCSO reports that as part of a domestic violence investigation, a shotgun belonging to the sheriff's office was given to them by the alleged abuse victim.

An ATF firearms trace reportedly showed that the shotgun was purchased along with 13 rifles by 38-year-old Jesus Jaime Cosme.

At the time of the purchase, Cosme was the Administrative Deputy for the Human Smuggling Unit of MCSO.

MCSO says the 13 rifles were properly logged, but the Remington shotgun was not logged and was unaccounted for over six years.

Cosme has been charged with a violation by custodian of public monies and a felony.

He had a preliminary hearing this morning.