Judy Reinking is the mother of Travis Reinking –who’s been named a suspect in a deadly Sunday morning shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House and who remains at large.
Judy’s son is accused of killing four people at a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee and leaving others in critical condition. Since the crime police has been unable to capture the suspect and announced early Monday morning there haven’t been any credible sightings of him.
Travis is said to have opened fire as soon as he got out of his pick-up truck at the Waffle House parking lot. The young man made his way inside the foo joint and kept the shooting going until he had to reload and was stopped by a customer who wrestled the weapon away from him tossing it over the counter.
According to several reports, this is not the first time Travis is in trouble with the law. In fact, he’s been hospitalized in the past and has showed signs of mental illness.
Previous police encounters include when last July he was charged for trespassing and being in a restricted area at the White House.
Travis breached a White House security barrier –demanding to meet President Trump. According to CNN, at the time Travis told a Secret Service officer at the northeast entrance that he was a “sovereign citizen” who had a “right to inspect the grounds.”
The young man’s troubling past doesn’t stop there, back in 2016, his parents called emergency services to report their son believed singer Taylor Swift was stalking him. The report obtained by WBBM reads in part
“Travis is hostile toward police and does not recognize police authority. Travis also possesses several firearms,”
Travis lived with his father until recently. His father Jeffrey, owns a crane rental company in Tremont, Illinois called J&J Cranes. Last August, police seized from Travis four firearms and ammunition from Reinking’s apartment along with his state firearm owners identification –it is believed his father gave it all back.
According to Judy’s social media, she lists herself as having worked at Methodist Hospital. Originally from Morton, Illinois; the wife and mother went to Morton High school and studied at Illinois Central College. Most recently Judy Reinking worked with her husband at J&J Cranes –which was establish in 1997. Also from her social media info, it looks like Judy Reinking and her husband are the parents of two daughters.