The plot continues to thicken as we learn more and more about Texas church shooter Devin Kelley, as the investigation into why he went on his brutal killing spree continues.
One of the latest tidbits that police are looking into has to do with the fact that Kelley was being investigated for rape back in 2013, but all of the charges were dropped, just as four other women came forward with harassment allegations against him.
This also goes hand-in-hand with how Kelley also previously escaped a mental hospital and was not detained for it.
Here’s more from The Daily Mail:
Authorities in the hometown of the gunman who massacred worshippers at a Texas church are looking into whether they mishandled a sexual assault investigation of him four years ago.
Records released by the Comal County sheriff’s office on Monday include a June 2013 report of an alleged sexual assault that lists Devin Patrick Kelley as the suspect.
The report says deputies were sent to his family’s home in New Braunfels at 11:44pm on June 17, 2013, to investigate a ‘rape by force’ report.
Comal County Sheriff Mark Reynolds said Tuesday that it appears sheriff’s deputies investigated the case for three months after being called to Kelley’s home, but stopped investigating after they believed Kelley had left Texas and moved to Colorado.
The local district attorney says the case was never presented to her.
The alleged victim’s name is redacted in the report.
Eight months later, police were called to Kelley’s home again, this time to investigate a report that he assaulted his then girlfriend, Danielle Shields. Someone at the home said it was a ‘misunderstanding’ and again no arrests were made. Kelley married Shields three months later and they moved to Colorado soon after.
The revelation was made as more women came forward to detail Kelley’s disturbing sexual behavior and threatening ways.
Two women who spoke to the My San Antonio said that Kelley sexually assaulted or harassed them when they were teens, while another woman who spoke to the outlet says Kelley sent her threatening messages online when she wrote a post criticizing President Trump.
One of Kelley’s exes also sat down for an interview with the Daily Mirror, detailing the ‘awful’ way he took her virginity when he was 18 and she was 13.
So yeah, this all seems pretty horrible. Which is why the question remains, why in the world did the police drop the investigation and not look further into Kelley?
How could a man with felonies, an escape from a mental institution, and allegations of rape slip through the fingers of the system and be able to purchase a gun?
There’s so much ineptitude going around on this it isn’t funny.
Let’s hope police unravel this mess and figure out how to prevent people like Kelley from being able to terrorize fellow citizens.