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Out on Bail for Firearms Charges, FIU Detectives Arrest Suspect with Another Gun

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On Tuesday May 23rd at approximately 10:40 p.m. members of the Springfield Police Firearms Investigation Unit (FIU) under the direction of Sergeants Christopher Hitas and David Robillard seized a loaded firearm and arrested 28-year-old David Beadle inside his home on the 0-100 block of Brandon Avenue. At the time of the arrest Beadle was out on bail for firearms charges.

On Tuesday FIU Detectives received information that Beadle was in possession of another firearm.  Detectives applied for and were granted a search warrant for his home.  Around 10:30 p.m. Detectives executed the search warrant, located the firearm and placed Beadle under arrest. 

FIU Detectives arrested Beadle and two other suspects all with firearms in May 2020.  Beadle’s bail was initially set for $25,000 and lowered to $2500 which he posted in July 2020.  Since then he has been indicted on those charges and arrested two more times including for a probation violation.  Today (Wednesday) at arraignment the judge held Beadle pending a dangerousness hearing. 

Springfield Police Superintendent Cheryl Clapprood stated, “It is just astounding that this suspect who has quite a lengthy criminal record is arrested now three times while his illegal firearm case is pending and just now he is considered potentially dangerous.  This suspect has no regard for the law or the safety of our citizens and we’ll be paying attention to see if he is held.  I’d also like to thank our Firearms Investigation Unit for arresting this suspect again and again with illegal guns.  The Unit continues to do exemplary work having seized 70 illegal firearms so far this year.”

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “Great work by our brave and dedicated men and women of the Springfield Police Department as they continue to keep our residents and community safe by taking yet another gun off our streets and rearresting this individual on another illegal gun charge.  Special shout out to our Firearms Investigation Unit under the direction of Sergeants Chris Hitas and David Robillard.  Unbelievable but no surprise that this suspect, with a known criminal history and out on bail for a previous firearms charge, was rearrested on another firearms charges, again.  Kudos to the judge who ruled at his arraignment that there will now be a dangerousness hearing for this repeat criminal offender.  Hopefully our courts do the right thing by keeping our residents and neighborhoods safe by holding this suspect responsible for his crimes.”   

Beadle has more than ten convictions including Armed Assault to Rob, Breaking and Entering and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous weapon. 

28-year-old David Beadle of Springfield is charged with:

  • Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Firearm without a License
  • Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
  • Improper Storage of a Firearm
  • Firearm Violation with 3 Prior Violent/Drug Crimes
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