Why was the Texas church shooter not where he belonged? In JAIL?
It has been recently discovered that Devin Kelley had escaped from a mental institution back in 2012. Not only did he escape, but he also threatened his supervisors and tried to smuggle guns into the base.
El Paso police arrested Devin Kelley on June 7, 2012, at a Greyhound bus station a stone’s throw from the U.S.-Mexico border after he escaped the Peak Behavioral Health Services facility about 12 miles away in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, according to the police report…. Sunland Park officers told their Texas colleagues that Kelley “was a danger to himself and others as he had already been caught sneaking firearms” onto Holloman Air Force Base and that Kelley “was attempting to carry out death threats that [he] had made on his military chain of command,” the report states.
This is just a slim amount of the violence in Kelley’s past. He cracked the skull of his infant child, abused his wife, tortured his dog, and more. So why was he walking around like a free man?
He only served 12 months for the gun threats. The Air Force didn’t submit his information to the FBI, which could have blocked him from purchasing a gun, therefore preventing the shooting in Texas.