Mark Burrell caught hoarding 95 guns, ammo, animal crap and garbage
|Photo by D'Arcy Norman|
Mark Myrl Burrell, 54, had been squatting at his late brother's house when police entered to find the disastrous living conditions. He is charged with felony possession of a short-barreled shotgun.
Authorities confiscated 95 guns including assault rifles, shotguns and handguns from the property. When Burrell arrived to find police in his home, he claimed he owned the guns.
Police were tipped off to the situation when Mower County Auditor-Treasurer Doug Groh reported that Burrell was possibly squatting in the home of his brother who died in January. After property taxes went unpaid, the home was forfeited to the county.
When a deputy came to check it out with Groh, they walked through an unlocked door to find the filth and guns. There was also a dog living in the home.