A Middletown man was charged with two counts of theft of a firearm after he allegedly stole two of his father’s guns to support his heroin addiction, police said.
James Doyle, 48, of the 400 block of Franklin Street, told police that two of his guns, a Smith & Wesson 9mm, valued at $350, and Diamondback 9 mm, valued at $250, were stolen last week, and he suspected his son, Devin Doyle, 24, of the same address.
When interviewed by police, Devin Doyle told officers he knew nothing about the two stolen guns. Later in the interview process, Devin Doyle told officers he was addicted to heroin, he stole the weapons and traded them for heroin.
He then told officers he also stole an eight-inch Herringbone bracelet, valued at $899, from his sister and sold it to a local pawn shop last month.
Devin Doyle will have his preliminary hearing at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 1 in Middletown Municipal Court.
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