South Carolina police stumble upon massive cache of 7000 guns

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Man Arrested For Having Over 7,000 Stolen Guns [VIDEO].

Five county sheriffs with over 120 years of collective law enforcement experience stood in a house outside Pageland, S.C., last Saturday and agreed that they had never seen anything like it.Chesterfield County, S.C., Sheriff Jay Brooks tells the Charlotte Observer there could be as many as 10,000 handguns and rifles in the home and storage building of Brent Nicholson, 51, of Pageland, S.C.Police went to serve Brent Nicholson, who had been arrested earlier in the week for drug trafficking, with a subpoena when they noticed stolen goods leading them to Nicholson’s arsenal according to local CBS affiliate WBTV.

A MAN in South Carolina has been charged in connection with stolen goods after police seized between 7,000 and 10,000 stolen guns from a house and warehouse. The sheriff told the station almost all of the weapons were shotguns and hunting rifles and that it looked like Nicholson was hoarding guns others had stolen for him. Over 100 law enforcement officers participated in the raid, and police hope to begin sifting through the thousands of guns on Monday in an attempt to return them to their rightful owners. They found chainsaws and a welder “in plain sight” on the front law that had been reported stolen only days earlier, that station and The Observer reported. It’s believed all of it was stolen. “There’s no evidence that he even used them,” Brooks said. “There’s no evidence that he was selling them – he just wanted them.

According to police, the raid started Friday night and is reportedly part of an ongoing investigation involving multiple jurisdictions that could have ties to counties in North Carolina as well. The deputies knew because they had written the stolen property reports. “They went to a judge and got a search warrant and went back to the house and found literally thousands of guns,” Brooks told The Observer. “They secured the scene and called everybody in. Among other assorted items at his home, deputies also found over 500 chainsaws; hunting crossbows; four-wheelers; and taxidermed deer, elk, and alligator heads. Deputies estimate that 99 percent of the goods are stolen, reported WBTV, though Nicholson most likely bought most of the items from other thieves who burgle homes, hunting lodges, and cabins. The raid began on Friday night, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and involved multiple agencies across jurisdictions, including the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Brooks said their eventual goal will be to find the rightful owners, according to WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina. “He’s always been a good cat, but you know, people do things,” Mr.

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