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Ex-L.A. County deputy charged with felony gun threat, break-in

March 31, 2011 | 10:53 am

A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy charged with breaking into his ex-fiance's residence and threatening her boyfriend with a gun was arrested Thursday on a felony warrant, prosecutors said.

Reymundo Lainez, 42, was arrested without incident at his Pasadena home in connection with an incident last April while he was still a law enforcement officer, said Deputy Dist. Atty. Alfred Coletta.

Lainez was being held on $50,000 bail, charged with felony first-degree burglary with a person present, felony assault with a firearm, making a criminal threat and a misdemeanor count of battery.

According to prosecutors, Lainez broke into his former fiance's Pasadena residence while off-duty and pointed a gun at her boyfriend. Lainez then allegedly threatened the man and punched him.

If convicted, the former deputy faces up to 16 years in state prison.


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