A Blountstown man has been arrested for allegedly stealing and pawning a relative’s gun.
Jerrod Waldron, 23, was taken into custody last Wednesday on charges of larceny and theft of a firearm.
According to the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, Waldron is accused of stealing a Franchi 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun from a family member in early September. An investigator with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office contacted Inv. Michael Bryant Sept. 30 after learning Waldron had pawned the firearm at a Marianna pawn shop. Authorities were alerted to the transaction due to the fact Waldron is on state probation. Inv. Bryant tracked down the gun’s owner and learned Waldron had not been given permission to take or pawn the gun.
Waldron remains in custody at the Calhoun County Jail with bond set at $10,000. He is also facing violation of probation charges.