NORTH FAYETTE (KDKA) — Police took more than 500 firearms from a North Fayette home in what they say is the largest firearm seizure in the history of Allegheny County.
A North Fayette Township man is jailed, facing new charges of receiving stolen property and possessing prohibited weapons.
The suspect is 65-year-old Gary Guyaux. He lived in a home on Noblestown Road in North Fayette Township.
Thursday, he was sentenced to up to 36 months in prison for making threats to an animal control officer, and now, he’s facing those new state charges.
One of the evidence lockers at the North Fayette Police Station is filled with weapons police seized from Guyaux’s home before it was demolished. The weapons were confiscated when police obtained a civil court order to get inside.
Police said when they went inside his home, it was in deplorable shape. They described him as a hoarder and “unstable.”
They found 586 firearms, including some assault rifles. According to Allegheny County Sheriff Department Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus, only a “handful” were not loaded.
Many of the guns were found scattered throughout his house. He has since surrendered his gun dealers license. Kraus said some of the guns were stolen and others were prohibited offensive weapons.
Kraus told reporters that authorities had received information that “Guyaux wasn’t afraid to shoot it out with police.”
Three years ago, he was charged with having too many dogs on his property. He was later acquitted on that charge. He had as many as 40 pets. Over the years, Guyaux has been involved in numerous lawsuits, including many against the township.
The investigation is continuing.