COPPERAS COVE — Police arrested a man suspected of stealing a handgun after the victim of the alleged theft didn’t let the man borrow a motorcycle.
Justice of the Peace John Guinn on Saturday arraigned Kevin Dewayne Brumfield, 24, on a charge of theft of a firearm. Guinn set his bond at $8,000. Brumfield remained in Coryell County jail as of Monday.
According to the arrest complaint, Brumfield was at a home in the 2000 block of Dennis Street on May 4 helping the victim work on a motorcycle.
The victim had recently bought a pistol and had it out of its case while the two worked on the bike inside the garage, the complaint stated. Eventually, the victim went inside the home, allegedly leaving the gun and Brumfield in the garage.
The victim’s grandfather went into the garage and grabbed the gun to return it to the victim, who then supposedly tucked it between some pillows on a couch, the complaint stated.
Brumfield went inside the house and asked to use the motorcycle, but the victim refused. Brumfield reportedly started yelling and went back into the garage, the complaint stated.
As the victim headed back to the garage, he discovered the gun was missing from the couch, according to the complaint. He confronted Brumfield and asked him to return the weapon.
Brumfield refused, displayed the weapon, chambered a bullet and fled on foot, the complaint stated.