The Metro Nashville Police Department has announced that the Antioch Waffle House shooting suspect, 29 year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois, has been apprehended. Via Twitter, officials confirmed Reinking was nabbed in a wooded area several miles from the crime scene.
BREAKING: Travis Reinking apprehended moments ago in a wooded area near Old Hickory Blvd & Hobson Pk. pic.twitter.com/00ukga37s6
— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 23, 2018
Meanwhile, back in Reinking's home state of Illinois, several new details are emerging about the suspect allegedly behind the deadly attack. Tazewell County Sheriff Bob Huston says Reinking’s Firearm Owner’s Identification card was revoked August 24th and he voluntarily turned over four guns to authorities at that time. But Huston says Travis’s father Jeff Reinking had a valid FOID Card and the legal right to take possession of the weapons.
“He was allowed to do that after he assured deputies that he would keep them secure and away from Travis. We have no information about how Travis came back in possession of those firearms.” Houston says.
Huston says other law enforcement agencies are leading the investigation, but the Tazewell County State’s Attorney could file charges if it is determined an offense was committed locally.
A police report from 2016 notes Travis Reinking’s parents reported he has experienced delusions since 2014. Since then, he has also been arrested at the White House. Police list the guns Reinking had as a .22 caliber rifle, a 9 millimeter handgun, a Remington 710 and AR-15.