Deputies in Chesterfield County seized thousands of guns Friday hidden inside a home near Pageland. Authorities said they received a tip, got a search warrant and found almost 10,000 guns. Officials arrested Brent Nicholson in Union County, North Carolina in connection to the guns. Officers also found hundreds of boxes of ammunition and tools. They believe they are all stolen from area counties.

“He was hoarding most of it, but it’s all stolen material from all over numerous counties and it’s going to take a lot to sort all this out,” Chesterfield Sheriff Jay Brooks said. Officers said they found truckloads of other items in Brent Nicholson’s home including tools, and taxidermy.  Detectives said they found even more stolen guns in the liquor store they said Nicholson owned with his father and in his father’s home.  “His name always popped up regarding stolen property and we finally got enough info for a search warrant,” Brooks said. FULL REPORT