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Chester man faces weapons charges

Eugene R. Bedwell (Source: Perryville PD) Eugene R. Bedwell (Source: Perryville PD)
PERRYVILLE, MO (KFVS) -

A Chester Illinois man faces weapons and other charges after an incident at a bar on Friday.

Eugene R. Bedwell, 50,  of Chester, Illinois was charged with tampering with a motor vehicle first degree, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts possession of a controlled substance. 

Perryville, Missouri police say shortly after noon on Friday, officers responded to Pom's Bar in reference to an altercation where a possible weapon was involved.

When officers arrived they were someone was standing near a 1999 Dodge truck. As an officer approached the vehicle, Bedwell came out from behind the truck. Bedwell was taken into custody without incident. Officers say in his waistband was a Berretta 9mm pistol.

During the investigation it was discovered that Bedwell and his girlfriend had been in an argument while inside the bar. Bedwell then left the bar, but before leaving the area he slashed one of the tires on his girlfriend's vehicle.

Officers say Bedwell later returned to the bar with a 9mm pistol, as he attempted to re-enter the bar and was denied. Bedwell pulled the pistol from his waistband and chambered a round into the weapon threatening the bouncers with the weapon.

Bedwell was custody on $25,000 bond.

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