Father of Waffle House shooting suspect charged

    Jeffrey L. Reinking (Photo provided)

    The father of a man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House has been charged.

    Jeffrey L. Reinking was charged Thursday in Tazewell County with unlawful delivery of a firearm, a Class 4 felony.

    The charges allege Reinking committed the offense of unlawful delivery of a firearm in that between the 12th and 30th day of November, 2017, he knowingly gave a firearm, a Bushmaster AR-15 to Travis Reinking.

    Travis, his son, was also a patient at Methodist Medical Center of Illinois' Mental Health Unit within the past five years.

    Travis used the gun in last April's attack at the Waffle House restaurant, when police said he opened fire.

    Travis is still behind bars without bond.

    Jeffrey Reinking has posted bond and is scheduled to appear in court for arraignment April 25.

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