Man Who Killed 4 At Waffle House Is In Custody

Monday, April 23, 2018
Travis Reinking
Travis Reinking

Travis Reinking, 29, the suspect in the shooting at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday, has been taken into custody, according to police.

Reinking, who killed four people and injured two others at a Waffle House near Nashville on Sunday morning was on the loose Monday morning and had been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's ‘Top 10 Most Wanted’ list.

By Monday afternoon, he had been located in a wooded area near an apartment complex where he lived. The arrest came after police received a tip on his location.

Reinking was carrying a backpack that contained a handgun and ammunition, it was stated.

Reinking, 29, of Morton, Il., and was arrested last year when he was in a restricted area at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Reinking was wanted by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department and the TBI to face charges, including counts of criminal homicide.

Police said the toll would likely have been higher at the Waffle House except that a 29-year-old customer was able to wrestle the AR-15 from the shooter while he was reloading.  



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ALLIGOOD, WILLIAM MICHAEL  1603 DALLAS LAKE ROAD HIXSON, 37343  Age at Arrest: 29 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County THEFT OF PROPERTY --- ARNETT, JOSEPHINE MARIE  2534 6TH AVE. CHATTANOOGA, 37407  Age at Arrest: 32 years old Arresting Agency: Chattanooga CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ... (click for more)

Wall Collapses At Home On Bradford Place Drive

Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a structural collapse call shortly after  10 a.m. on Saturday .   When firefighters arrived at 307 Bradford Place Drive, a large hole could be seen on one side of the house. Battalion Chief Don Bowman said an exterior wall collapsed into the basement. There was some initial concern that an elderly resident might ... (click for more)

Harold Austin Was Hamilton County's Crown Jewel

My dear friend, longtime public servant, Mr. Harold Austin, will be greatly missed. He was with the state of Tennessee and Hamilton County for many years. Doyle Ray Marler * * * Harold Austin was Hamilton County’s crown jewel.   He was beloved by generations in municipal and state government. He knew so many involved in local, state, and federal roadway ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 90% Can’t Do Math

Friday’s newspaper headline blared, “Hamilton County Schools see dramatic growth in student performance” and that, my friend, is “fake news” at its finest. A better try might be, “90 Percent of Kids In Chattanooga Can’t Do Math.” Let’s face it: We know that a full 70 percent of 43,000 students in our public school system are not on track, this based on state test scores, and -- ... (click for more)

Host Baylor 3-0 In Invitational Soccer Tournament

The Baylor girls soccer team won three games this past weekend in their own invitational tournament.   On Friday, Baylor beat Independence 2-0 in a game that was suspended due to lightning at the half.   Allya Cooper scored off an assist from Ara Rhodes and Mya McGee scored off an assist from Cambell Green.   Peyton Randolph earned the shutout ... (click for more)

CCS Wins Hixson Volleyball Tournament

The CCS volleyball team improved to 7-0 on the season winning the Hixson tournament.   CCS beat Red Bank, East Ridge and Rhea County in pool play and then beat host Hixson 25-11, 25-15 in the semifinals. In the championship game CCS beat Upperman 25-22, 25-16.    AJ Johnson and Savannah Ricketts led the team with 25 kills each.  Rachel Kay had 52 assists ... (click for more)