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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies have filed charges against the man they say stole an AR-15 from them.

29-year-old Kirk Fisher-Fulton has been charged with theft of a firearm, second degree unlawful possession of a firearm, second degree malicious mischief and second degree vehicle prowling.

Court documents say a marked patrol vehicle was parked in front of a deputy’s home on December 7 when Fulton smashed the front passenger vehicle.

According to deputies, Fulton stole a number of items including an AR-15, which was locked up.

Evidently this suspect either got lucky or knew how to actually break and defeat this lock system,” said Deputy Mark Gregory. “Which I haven't seen in my career. I'm not saying it doesn't happen but I haven't seen that.”

According to court records, detectives found traces of blood inside the patrol vehicle on a piece of paper and a note pad.

A lab test was ordered and documents say Fulton was a DNA match.

Fulton was already in jail facing several other charges when deputies linked him to the stolen gun, which was recovered.

His bond was set at $50,000.

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