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Police: Man pawns guns he stole from grandfather

Beau Braddock, 22, faces theft, dealing in stolen property charges

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Beau Braddock
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Beau Braddock

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 22-year-old man was arrested Sunday after he pawned guns and other items that he stole over a year's time from his grandparent's home, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said.

Beau Braddock faces several charges, including dealing in stolen property, grand theft, theft of a firearm and false verification of ownership on a pawn broker transaction form. 

Braddock's grandfather told officers that a lot of items had disappeared from his house over the last year, including a weed eater, a compound bow and six firearms, the arrest report said.

The grandfather said he had let Braddock stay with them occasionally, and his grandson was the only other person who knew where the guns were kept, according to police.

Investigators said they discovered the items had been pawned at  the Value Pawn on Normandy Boulevard.

On Sunday, police said, Braddock was taken into custody on an auto theft warrant. 

When detectives interviewed him, Braddock admitted to pawning the items over the last few months, but said the items belonged to him and not his grandfather, according to the police report.

Braddock was then arrested and booked into the Duval County Jail, where he was ordered held on $150,000 bond.