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  • Writer's pictureBill Raines

Man Arrested for Firearms Charges

BEDFORD - (January 31, 2022) - Bedford Police was called to Downtown Tavern at 1:08 a.m. on Sunday morning for a report of a suspicious person inside the establishment.

According to the police report a man previously pulled out a gun on an unknown individual at Shorty's Bar prior to coming to the Downtown Tavern. There were no reports of the incident to police at Shorty's.

The male who was later identified as Alonso Acevedo who had no address listed in the police report; was making the customers uncomfortable due to a previous incident that night before.

Acevedo exited the building and began walking towards Bedford Police officers along the sidewalk. Acevedo was heavily intoxicated and stumbling along the sidewalk. Acevedo was attempting to get into a vehicle that was not his, and then was pulling out his keys of his Doge pick-up truck.

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Officers asked him if he was going to drive the truck to which he replied in slurred speech that he forgot his wallet and proceeded to walk past officers who was close by. Bedford police officers then approached him and could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath.

Acevedo opened the door to his truck to which began reaching inside the pick-up which appeared to be boxes of ammunitions inside the truck. The officers based on the previous reports asked him to step away from the vehicle. He then became agitated and began pulling away from police officers.

Officers asked him to stop, with Acevedo reaching for an object in his waistband. Officers noticed that he was reaching for a firearm.

The firearm itself was a Hi Point 9 mm, the magazine containing 9 mm rounds with none being chambered. He continued to resist officers. Finally, officers were able to get him into the police car and taken to Bedford Police Department for processing.

Alonso Acevedo was arrested on the following charges possession of meth, possession of narcotics with a firearm on two counts, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, carrying a handgun without a license, resisting firearms by force, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct.

He was later transported to the Lawrence County Security Center.

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