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Federal Judge Orders Psychiatric Exam for Kevin Winkle

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) - A federal judge has ordered a psychiatric examination for the man arrested three times for bringing loaded guns into an Amarillo church.

Kevin Winkle, 52, had his initial appearance in federal court this morning.

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Winkle was arrested twice on local gun charges last week and then again Monday on a federal charge.

He is accused of taking multiple loaded guns into St. Mary's on September 5 and September 9.

According to a federal complaint, Winkle had an assault rifle stored in a violin case inside the church on Sept. 5, and two assault rifles in violin cases in his vehicle on Sept. 9.

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The FBI and Amarillo Police searched winkles home last week and say marijuana was found in the home.

According to a court order, he has been turned over to the custody of the attorney general's office and will be placed in a facility closest to the court for a period of at least 30 days.


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