(Lankford facing additional charges)….He was recently arraigned on the original and additional charges.
The preliminary hearing for Stephan Lankford has been scheduled for July 9. The Imperial County Sheriff’s Deputy was originally charged with Oral Copulation under threats. The new charges include two counts of soliciting a bribe and alleged residential burglary. The new charges are the result of two new victims being located. It is not known if Lankford will be tried separately on the new charges, or if they will be added to the original charge.