Arrest over burglary of Vernon gun store

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — Police in Vernon say a police foot chase of a suspect seen running from a burglarized gun store ended with the arrest of a Tolland man and the recovery of a loaded handgun stolen from the business.

Police said on Saturday that 24-year-old Stephen Redpath faces numerous charges including first-degree burglary, criminal mischief in the first degree and theft of a firearm. He is being held on a $250,000 surety bond and is scheduled to be arraigned at Rockville Superior Court on Monday.

The owner of Steve’s Guns reporting called police at 8 p.m. Friday to report that someone had broken into his gun store and was still inside.

Police chased the suspect through the woods arrested Redpath in the parking lot of the Countrywood Apartment complex.

It was not immediately clear if Redpath has a lawyer.

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