Gun hoarder found with thousands of weapons Published 7:10 AM EDT Oct 25, 2015No sign he was selling stolen guns
Chesterfield County sheriff's deputies arrested Brent Nicholson, 51, of Pageland Saturday. The guns were found stacked in his house, a nearby storage building, a liquor store he runs with his father and at his parents' home, The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina reported.
“There were so many guns we quit counting after a while,” Sheriff Jay Brooks said.
"This investigation is far from over."
Besides the guns, authorities also found crossbows, ammunition, taxidermed animal heads and scores of chainsaws.
The sheriff said it didn't appear Nicholson was accumulating weapons, not selling them.
"There’s no evidence that he even used them,” Brooks said. “There’s no evidence that he was selling them –- he just wanted them. His house looked like that hoarders program on TV."
Brooks said Nicholson may have stolen some of the guns but most likely ought most from other thieves.
WBTV reported Nicholson had been arrested and charged with trafficking opium and heroin earlier in the week in Union County. The Charlotte TV station said deputies reportedly had gone to serve him with a subpoena Friday and noticed what appeared to be stolen goods in his front yard.