Retired Auburn police officer waives court appearance
BRENTWOOD —A retired Auburn police lieutenant, indicted earlier this month on charges he had stolen a firearm from a police evidence room, waived his first court appearance on Thursday.
David Flight, 52, of 299 Wilsons Crossing Road in Auburn is facing felony counts of receiving stolen property and theft by unauthorized taking for allegedly stealing a Remington 30-06 rifle from a police department evidence room, according to state prosecutors.
Flight waived arraignment on the charges in Rockingham County Superior Court, where a grand jury handed down the indictments earlier this month.
The state Attorney General's Office brought the case forward nearly two years after Flight left the police department with a roughly $17,000 severance from the town.
Flight retired in 2010 after an internal investigation into missing evidence and has been indicted on felony theft charges, according to prosecutors.
State prosecutors say the charges brought forward were not connected to a 2010 audit of police evidence conducted by the town.
Flight allegedly took possession of the weapon sometime between Jan. 1, 2001 and Feb. 8, 2012. But another indictment suggests that Flight could have taken the weapon as early as Dec. 7, 1992.
Neither the police nor town officials ever said what went missing from the department's evidence room.
Auburn Town Administrator Bill Herman said earlier this month 2010 probe did not deal with a stolen firearm.
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James A. Kimble may be reached at JKimble@newstote.com.
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