NORWALK, Conn. – A Norwalk man was accused of carrying a stolen gun early Thursday morning, police said.
Officers on patrol saw two men in a parking lot on Raymond Street about 3 a.m. according to police reports. The area is known as “an open-air drug market,” so the officer drove into the lot to investigate, police said.
Jacob Keels, 32, of Ferris Avenue, began walking away from the area quickly, according to the report. Keels’ clothing matched the description of a suspect from a drug sales complaint earlier in the morning, and the officer followed Keels to South Main Street and called for backup, police said.
Keels began to run, and a revolver fell out of his pants before he was stopped by another officer, according to the police report. Police records showed that the .22-caliber Ruger handgun was reported stolen in Bethel in 2007, police said. Keels also does not have a valid permit to carry a pistol.
Keels was arrested and charged with theft of a firearm, criminal possession of a revolver, carrying a gun without a permit and interfering with police. He was held on a $50,000 bond, and assigned a court date of Oct. 24.