MH man accused of stealing stepfather’s rifle

A Mountain Home man is accused of stealing a rifle from his stepfather. According to an affidavit from the Mountain Home Police Department, 29-year-old Kyle Seimetz was booked into the Baxter County Detention Center Thursday on felony counts of possession of a firearm by certain persons and theft of property. He was released a day later on a $5,000 bond.

Mountain Home Police Officer Josh Evans says he arrived at the victim's residence Thursday morning where Seimetz reportedly was staying the previous two nights. The victim stated he refused when Seimetz asked to borrow his rifle on Wednesday. When the victim woke up the next day, he reportedly noticed the rifle was missing from the gun cabinet along with an air pistol. He believed Seimetz bent the lock mechanism on the gun cabinet to force entry and take the rifle. The victim contacted Seimetz by phone, and Seimetz allegedly admitted to being in possession of the rifle. The gun was later returned by a third party.

Seimetz pleaded guilty to various drug charges in Baxter County Circuit Court nearly three months ago and is not allowed to be in possession of firearms, and he is on felony probation with Arkansas Community Corrections. Officer Evans says Seimetz was interviewed at the Mountain Home Police Department where he reportedly admitted to taking the rifle. Seimetz also stated he was aware he's not allowed to be in possession of firearms as a felon.

Seimetz is scheduled to appear in Baxter County Circuit Court.

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