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May 27, 2021: Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Perjury

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was charged today for lying about finding a gun in a vehicle two years ago.

“Lying under oath damages the credibility of law enforcement and creates doubt and mistrust by the public,” District Attorney Gascón said. “The scales of justice must always remain balanced in a court of law.”

Kevin Honea (dob 6/29/87) was charged in case BA495777 with one felony count of perjury. He is scheduled to make his initial court appearance today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On May 24, 2019, the defendant was among a group of deputies who found a car at a Gardena motel that had been used in a recent crime. During a search of the vehicle, a stolen handgun was found in the vehicle’s trunk by another sheriff’s deputy, prosecutors said.

Honea is accused of lying during testimony at a preliminary hearing that he discovered the weapon in the front seat of the vehicle.

The case remains under investigation by the District Attorney’s Bureau of Investigation.