Police chief’s son pleads guilty in gun thefts

The son of Carlisle's police chief has pleaded guilty to charges he stole a loaded service weapon from his father's department-assigned SUV.

Timothy Margeson received a sentence of up to 23 months in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to two counts of theft by unlawful taking, two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to online court documents.

Margeson, the 23-year-old son of Carlisle Police Chief Stephen Margeson, is accused of taking a .40-caliber handgun from his father's unmarked SUV in August while the vehicle was parked in front of the chief's home and was apparently locked.

Police said he previously stole a privately-registered gun from his father's vehicle.

According to police, he traded the guns for heroin and was able to get into the SUV using a key fob he stole from his father.

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