A judge has revoked bond for the Waffle House gunman who shot dead four at a Tennessee branch.
Travis Reinking, 29, was arrested in Nashville on Monday following a 36-hour manhunt after he allegedly opened fire at a Waffle House in a late night shooting.
He was charged with four counts of criminal homicide and his bond was set for $2 million – a cost he was very unlikely to meet. But many were furious he was even granted bond after the mass shooting
Typically, all suspects in Tennessee are entitled to a bond unless they are facing the death penalty.
But on Tuesday, a judge revoked a $2 million bond.
The Nashville district attorney’s office was ‘inundated with calls’ on Tuesday morning from angry members of the public saying there should be no possibility of the suspect, Travis Reinking, being released from jail, spokesman Steve Hayslip said.
‘The fact that he might be able to bond out set that fear and panic back in their hearts again,’ Hayslip said.
Reinking, a 29-year-old construction worker with a history of erratic brushes with law enforcement, was captured in woods on Monday after more than a day on the run. The original bond had been set by a night court magistrate, Hayslip said.
Police say a nearly naked Reinking opened fire with an AR-15 rifle at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday, then fled the scene.
The gunman, who began shooting outside the restaurant and then moved inside, aborted his attack and fled when a customer, 29-year-old James Shaw Jr., wrestled the rifle from him in what authorities called an act of heroism.
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Source: Daily Mail