The Pocono Record reports Pennsylvania state police at Lehighton are seeking a search warrant to search the property of Rockne Newell in the wake of the Ross Township mass shooting.
Newell is a self-proclaimed junk collector who had come under fire from township officials for keeping a junkyard on his property. According to previous reports, Newell got a building permit from the township to have a storage structure on the property, but then built a dwelling without first getting a zoning permit or certificate of occupancy from the township.
Over the years, authorities have responded to Newell’s property as a result of neighbor complaints and on one occasion in 2009 found human fecal matter in buckets there, according to previous reports in the Pocono Record. The township determined he was improperly disposing of sewage with no septic system or permit for one.
This story is conveniently missing from The Drudge Report. I’m not surprised, since it doesn’t fit in their usual race-baiting slant.