Brookville, PA – A Brookville man who is prohibited from owning guns was arrested on Saturday after police found several firearms in his closet.
50-year-old Steven Fyock was charged by state police with 8 felony counts of possession of firearms by a person who is not permitted to do so. A parole agent and other members of the Jefferson County Adult Probation Department went to Fyock’s home in Polk Township near Brookville on Saturday to conduct a search.
They reportedly found two Winchester rifles with a scope, a Winchester bolt-action rifle with a scope, Winchester 12 gauge shotgun, Ruger rifle with a scope, Mossberg pump shotgun, a Remington rifle and Topper Model 098 shotgun in a closet. They also found several boxes of ammunition.
Fyock was not allowed to own firearms because of previous drug charges in Jefferson County. In 2008, he was charged with four felony counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by misrepresentation, and he pleaded guilty to one of those charges.
If a person in Pennsylvania is convicted of crime under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetics Act, they are no longer allowed to possess a firearm. Fyock has also been charged two other times for possessing firearms in 2013.
Fyock was lodged in Jefferson County Jail in lieu of posting $5,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is set for June 20.