Bedford Man Arrested After Stealing Handgun

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested on Sunday after Bedford Police say he stole a handgun from a home.

Michael Lipscomb

Police arrested 35-year-old Michael Lipscomb, of 409 R Street, at 1:57 a.m. on charges of burglary, theft, possession of a handgun without a permit, theft of a firearm. He was also wanted on a warrant for petition to revoke.

According to Bedford Police Chief Terry Moore, Lipscomb was identified as a possible suspect from a victim who reported a gun missing from her house. 

“Officers received information of a residence Michael was staying at,” Chief Moore added. “Officers arrived and located two males walking in the area. One of the males was Lipscomb who also had an active warrant.”

In the same area that Lipscomb was standing officers located a handgun on the ground. 

“The victim identified the gun as the one missing from her house along with other items located in Lipscomb’s backpack,” Chief Moore added.