Bridgeport man arrested on child pornography charges

David Charles Corkett

David Charles Corkett

MCSO assists in felony arrest warrant of an Oregon man

On Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at approximately 3:30pm, several U.S. Postal Inspectors met with Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies at the Administrative Offices in Bridgeport for assistance with a felony arrest warrant.

Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies assisted several U.S. Postal Inspectors with an out-of-state felony arrest warrant, out of Oregon, for David Charles Corkett, age 52. Mr. Corkett was wanted on felony child pornography charges and was believed to be living in the Bridgeport area. Deputies located Mr. Corkett, arrested him without incident, and transported him to the Mono County Jail.

Mono County Sheriff’s Deputies have had prior contact with Mr. Corkett. On January 31, 2013, he attempted suicide at the Mono Basin Visitor’s Center in Lee Vining by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Renown Medical Center in Reno for treatment and recovery. He survived the self-inflicted gunshot wound and relocated back to the Bridgeport area.

Mr. Corkett is currently in custody in the Mono County Jail with felony child pornography charges pending with Clatsop County, Oregon.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

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7 Responses to Bridgeport man arrested on child pornography charges

  1. Roy April 28, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    I worked many years handling major fraud cases,,, Postal Inspectors are Federal Law Enforcement Officers… You want to get some serious time in Federal Prison, commit a felony under the Postal act….They are excellent investigators..

  2. Wait. What??? April 25, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    U.S. Postal Inspectors arrested him with assistance from Mono County Sheriff?? As in Postal Inspectors working for the Post Office? Am I understanding correctly? There are Postal Inspectors and they can arrest people?

    • erik simpson April 26, 2014 at 9:26 am #

      You bet. Google ‘United States Postal Inspection Service”.

    • Desert Tortoise April 27, 2014 at 9:40 am #

      The Postal Service in a sense is not an agency to be messed with. At the CHP scales, if you are driving a load of US Mail, the Chippies basically cannot touch your freight or your shipping documents. You can tell the Chippie to stuff it and if the Chippie doesn’t back down a Postal Inspector will show up and tell the Chippie who is boss. You can be overweight all to heck and it’s tough luck Mr or Ms Chippie. They can’t stop the load and about that ticket? Tear it up. Oh, yeah, postal inspectors are armed and are considered to be Federal officers. Most Chippies are not dumb enough to pick that fight but once in a while you get one who is stupid.

      • RAM April 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

        You have a beef with anyone in the Postal Service write the postmaster general that’s one federal agency where the plumbing works well. It rolls down hill fast and everyone has to answer to it.

        I’ll the CHP I know are very level headed.

  3. ferdinand lopez April 25, 2014 at 6:03 pm #

    what a scumbag

  4. Tinner April 25, 2014 at 1:23 pm #

    I believe I have vigilante tendencies.


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