Man suspected of bringing firearms into church arrested again for school-related weapons charge


A man suspected of bringing three guns and full magazines into the St. Mary’s Cathedral is behind bars again.

52-year-old Kevin Winkle was arrested on September 12 for the third degree felony charge of exhibiting firearms on a campus or school bus.

47th District Attorney Randall Sims said the charge Winkle’s was filed after he learned about a prior incident on Wednesday, September 5, when police said Winkle showed up to learn about becoming an usher at the church.

During the training, police said he made several alarming comments and displayed a rifle that he was carrying in a violin case along with three other handguns that were in his possession.

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According to the arrest report, Winkle was taken into custody at a home in the 8100 block of Challenge Drive. He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center for exhibition, use or threat of exhibition or use of firearms.

After the incident on September 5, Saint Mary’s had already taken action to secure the safety of their members.

“We then find out Saint Mary’s had hired an off-duty officer at that

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