Waffle House shooting suspect set for first court appearance May 7

Marsha Scott
April 26, 2018

But Reinking had exhibited erratic behavior for years before the shooting.

Darlene Sustrich told Salida police this week that Reinking "was quiet and did not appear to be a violent person", wrote the detective, who said he was asked to speak to company personnel by an agent with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

Reinking lived in Salida, Colorado, a small city about 100 miles west of Colorado Springs, from August 2016 until March or April 2017, police said.

The gunman was captured by police on Monday. He faces multiple criminal charges, including four counts of criminal homicide.

Turley said also Reinking never expressed any allegiance to anti-government beliefs, nor did he seem to be racist or advocate for white supremacy.

He was detained by the Secret Service in July after he ventured in to a forbidden area on the White House grounds and demanded to meet President Donald Trump.

Ken and Darlene Sustrich did not respond to messages seeking comment this week.

The former boss of the Waffle House shooting suspect reportedly begged authorities to keep him behind bars when he was arrested for trying to jump the White House fence previous year.

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"The search warrant stated, "The defendant will have the inside of his mouth swabbed for the DNA sample", and continued, "[officials will] make an immediate search on the person or premises, and in the premises used and occupied by him. and if you find the same [DNA], or any part thereof, you shall seize the evidence, make a report to this Court of the evidence seized and safekeep the same". But a recorded telephone conversation between Reinking and one of the shop's employees shows he was also fearful that the company had tampered his computer.

It is not clear why Reinking moved recently from Morton, Illinois, and if it had anything to do with being near Swift, who has a home in Nashville.

The 911 call provides more insight into Reinking's mental state while he was in Colorado, and his contact with Colorado law enforcement authorities, which Denver7 first reported Monday.

"It's nice to see them getting back to how it was before this all happened". At that point, staff welcomed him in for coffee, and he says they sat around "and talked a little bit".

After the younger Reinking quit his job with the Colorado crane company a year ago, Ken Sustrich called Jeffrey Reinking to say he was anxious about his son's mental health, the Salida police report said.

"There's certainly evidence that there's some sort of mental health issues involved", Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston said.

While Reinking's guns were turned over to his father, Jeff Reinking, investigators suspect the father returned the guns to his son.

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