HomeLocal NewsBellefontaine man fires gun in a park, arrested on a weapons chargeBellefontaine man fires gun in a park, arrested on a weapons chargeTue, January 31, 2023SHARE NOW A Bellefontaine man was arrested on a gun charge early Monday morning after firing a gun in Oakland Square Park.Bellefontaine Police were approached by two men, Devin Pettit and Devan Driscol.Pettit told officers Driscol had a gun and threatened to shoot him. Pettit also told authorities Driscol fired a shot into the ground.At the time, Driscol denied having a gun or firing a shot.Dispatch informed officers they received a report of a gunshot in the area.When Pettit walked over to talk with another officer, Driscol admitted to having a gun.When asked where the firearm was, Driscol nodded toward a residence on the 200 block of W. Brown Avenue and informed police it was laying on the ground.He was searched and officers found a blue and yellow pipe with chore boy in it. The pipe appeared to be consistent with something used to smoke crack cocaine. Driscol claimed it was a tobacco pipe.Officers checked the area in the 200 block of W. Brown Avenue and located a black Glock 9mm handgun laying in the front yard. The firearm was found to be loaded with a round in the chamber and 13 rounds in the magazine.Authorities ran a criminal check on Driscol and learned he was convicted of burglary in 2008. This felony offense made it illegal for Driscol to possess a firearm.He was charged with having weapons under disability and was lodged in the Logan County Jail.The report was sent to the Logan County Prosecutor’s Office for their review of additional charges.