Man Arrested After Bringing Guns into Local Church Now Facing Federal Charges

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An Amarillo man arrested twice last week for taking loaded guns into an Amarillo church is now facing federal charges and is back in jail tonight.

RELATED: Man Arrested After Bringing Guns to St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral

A federal complaint unsealed today against Kevin Winkle, 52, charges him with possession of a firearm in a school zone.

The complaint said Winkle talked to police about recent church shootings and kept asking if he would, “make the news.”

Related: Federal Authorities Assisting in Investigation of Man Who Brought Guns to Church

According to documents, during a search of his home on Friday, September 14, FBI and Amarillo Police found several items, including a partially smoked marijuana cigar, and other evidence of drug use.

Winkle was arrested for carrying a loaded gun into St. Mary’s Church twice. The second time police said they found two rifles stored in violin cases in his car.

See the complaint below:

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