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Probationer arrested with 165 guns at home, say Pa. police

Charles Rullo, 54 CBS Philly

(CBS) PENN HILLS, Pa. - Police say they arrested 54-year-old Charles Rullo for violating probation on a weapons charge by keeping 165 firearms in his Pittsburgh-area home.

Rullo's probation officer visited his home Friday to check up on him. The Post-Gazette reports The Penn Hills realtor was convicted and sentenced to 18 months' probation after he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

CBS Philly reports that a criminal complaint says Rullo admitted to his probation officer that he had 165 weapons, and half of the firearms were fully loaded, with a round in the chamber.

"Throughout the course of the collection of the firearms Rullo stated on more than 25 occasions that all the firearms in the house were his," police wrote in the criminal complaint.

The report said that one gun had an altered service number, and contained what appeared to be a silencer.

Police said a urine test performed on Rullo upon arrest tested positive for cocaine and that he had tested positive for cocaine in a test performed one week earlier.

Rullo faces 164 counts of possessing a firearm when the law prohibited him from doing so, two offensive weapons charges and one count of possessing a weapon with an altered serial number.

He is being held on $1 million bond in the Allegheny County Jail. He is expected back in court on April 2.


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