Jefferson man indicted for stealing weapons


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – A call to the ATF tip line, has led to the identification, arrest, and indictment of a Jefferson County man for his alleged role in stealing weapons from an Oldham County gun store earlier this month.

Andrew Wade Dunn, 35, is accused of stealing firearms from a licensed dealer and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to an announcement by Acting United States Attorney Michael A. Bennett and ATF Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow.

Wade was arrested by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Louisville Field Division, with assistance from Jeffersontown and Oldham County, Kentucky Police Departments, on May 6, and charged in a criminal complaint with federal firearms offenses. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, the criminal complaint says surveillance video from Papa’s Guns, Ammo, and Archery, a federal firearms licensee located in Pewee Valley, showed Dunn allegedly shooting the glass front door at approximately 2:20 a.m., on May 3. 

Others who were not identified in the criminal complaint, were seen in the area waiting until about 5:30 a.m., when Dunn is seen squeezing through the security bars on the front door of the business.  Once inside, video shows Dunn breaking one display case and removing approximately 18 firearms from the case and wall.

Three days after the incident, Jeffersontown Police were dispatched to the Mainstay Hotel, on Commonwealth Drive, on a report of a stolen 2017 Hyundai.  Dunn was in the driver’s seat of the stolen vehicle and when officers arrived, he fled to a commercial office building on Bluegrass Parkway.  Officers located Dunn by a dumpster where he was taken into custody along with a stolen Ruger EC9s 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol.

The ATF and the National Shooting Sports Foundation had offered a combined $5,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the break-in and theft of firearms from Papa’s Guns, Ammo, and Archery.  The individual who provided information to ATF will remain anonymous.


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