State police sent to a Chanceford Township home for a domestic dispute ended up finding a cache of 17 illegal guns inside the home, police said.
James Michael McDyre, 61, of 2865 Old Forge Road, is charged with 17 counts of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. Pennsylvania law forbids people convicted of felonies from owning or even handling guns.
Troopers were called to McDyre's home about 11 a.m. Sunday by McDyre's estranged wife, Sherry McDyre. She said she was trying to move out of the home but that her husband would not let her take the firearms with her, according to charging documents.
At the scene, James McDyre told authorities he had no problem with his estranged wife taking her own property with her, documents state.
Troopers checked his record and determined he previously faced multiple charges in Nevada, including drug offenses and a conviction there for being a felon in illegal possession of a gun, according to his arrest affidavit.
They arrested James McDyre after finding rifles, shotguns and handguns inside the home that allegedly belong to him, police said.
He also is charged with possessing a prohibited offensive weapon for having a blackjack in his home, charging documents state.