Investigators seized more than 60 firearms from the Utica home of the gunman who authorities say killed his ex-girlfriend, her co-worker and the Kirkersville police chief at a nursing home last week.
As authorities continue to collect evidence and piece together what led to the tragedy, the judge who granted the gunman’s early release from jail just a month before Friday’s killings said he is reviewing the case.
A search of the residence on Oakland Avenue in Utica, where Thomas Hartless was thought to have lived with his parents, yielded two dozen rifles, 21 shotguns, 11 revolvers, five pistols and three air or pellet guns, according to search warrant reports filed Tuesday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. A laptop computer, gun case and ammunition also were seized.
Hartless’ past felony convictions in Knox County, as well as his domestic-violence conviction in Licking County, meant he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
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