POLICE: Man caught with handgun stolen from Louisville Metro Corrections officer
Authorities say he wasn't supposed to have any handguns at all.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested a man who was found with a handgun that had been stolen from a Louisville Metro Corrections officer.
According to an arrest report, Louisville Metro Police officers, along with representatives of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were executing a search warrant at the home of 34-year-old Jeffrey Sims, on N. 37th Street, near W. Main Street, early Monday morning.
While inside the home, officers allegedly found four handguns -- two in a dresser drawer and two in a dining room.
Police say Sims is a convicted felon and is prohibited from owning firearms.
According to the arrest report, two of the handguns were stolen. One was a .357 caliber Glock 31 that had been reported stolen out of Jeffersonville, Indiana.
The other was a Glock 27 .40 caliber handgun that had been reported stolen from a Louisville Metro Corrections officer.
Police say they also found a Xanax bar and a small bag of marijuana in the home.
Sims was arrested and charged with two counts of receipt of stolen property, one count of possession of marijuana, one count of possession of controlled substance and four counts of possession of a handgun by a convicted felon.
He is currently being held at Louisville Metro Corrections.
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