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Covington County deputies recover stolen police rifle

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COVINGTON COUNTY, AL (WSFA) -

A rifle stolen from a Greenville police unit has been recovered, according to Chief of Greenville Police Department Justin Lovvorn. 

Lovvorn said the Covington County Sheriff's Office and drug task force found the rifle. Deputies and the task force were doing checkpoints Friday night and discovered the rifle in a vehicle. 

Michael Jermaine Thompson of Greenville, 26, was charged with receiving stolen property and other drug charges. 

Lovvorn says the rifle had been missing for about three weeks and is still in Covington county as part of the ongoing investigation. Greenville officials have gone to interview Thompson for the city's investigation. 

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