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A Milton man is facing felony theft charges after stealing and selling at least three guns that belonged to his grandparents, who live in Waterford.

Andrew J. Rothfelder, 24, told investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department that he was having trouble with cocaine and alcohol abuse, and that he stole the weapons while under the influence of unidentified pills.

His grandparents reported a .357 handgun, a .45 caliber pistol, a Ruger handgun, a Springfield M1911A1 and a Browning 12 gauge shotgun missing.

Records checks revealed to police that three of the weapons were sold to to the Gander Mountain in Janesville, Wi. Rothfelder admitted to stealing two guns, maintaining that he doesn’t know about the others.

He’s charged with three counts of felony theft with special facts.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.