Skip to comments.Louisiana theater shooter ID'ed as ex-Columbus candidate, political activist Rusty Houser
Posted on 07/24/2015 9:43:42 AM PDT by mojito
The man alleged to have shot up a movie theater in Lafayette, La., has been identified as John Russel "Rusty" Houser, a former political candidate and activist here in Columbus.
Columbus police confirm that federal authorities have contacted them about tracking Houser's background.
Houser is the son of the late Rembert Houser, a longtime city tax commissioner.
Rusty Houser had a history here of political activism, fighting taxes and at one point running for office.
According to the Associated Press, 2008 court records show Houser's family sought protective orders because he "exhibited extreme erratic behavior and has made ominous as well as disturbing statements."
The documents said Houser was living in Phenix City but had traveled to Carroll County, Ga., where his family lived and "perpetrated various acts of family violence," adding that he "has a history of mental health issues, i.e., manic depression and/or bi-polar disorder."
The family petitioned a probate court to have him involuntarily committed "because he was a danger to himself and others." Houser was taken to a Columbus hospital after the order was granted.
He was at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office awaiting transfer to the hospital when Houser told his wife that once he got out, "he would continue his erratic as well as threatening behavior" to stop his daughter's wedding, the filing said.
It said wife Kellie Maddox Houser "has become so worried about the defendant's volatile mental state that she has removed all guns and/or weapons from their marital residence." She filed for divorce in March....
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor told the Ledger-Enquirer Houser in 2006 was denied a pistol permit, and was served eviction papers March 25, 2014, while living on 32nd Street in Phenix City.
(Excerpt) Read more at ledger-enquirer.com ...
They already are.
His political party is not relevant, he is a class-A nut.
Was he a Democrat? I ask given that Louisiana has more than a few of those unsavory types.
What drugs was THIS one on?
Which came first, his nuttiness or his TP affiliation?
A dangerous nut that should have been in custody, but wasn’t.
That was my first question. Seeing that his political affiliation was not mentioned, I would assume he is a class-A card-carrying DEMONcRAT!...
He had most recently lived in Phenix City, AL. However, he was from Columbus, GA.
Sounds like he had a brain tumor......................
This long article has many details about his “political” career, which include attempted arson and murder.
He has a long history of mental problems.
Let’s hope he got the gun illegally, because it sounds like the gun laws worked just fine to prevent him from getting a CC permit.
I guarantee he grew up as a Democrat if his daddy were a tax commissioner in Columbus, Ga.
He isn’t from Louisiana...
Wolfie quickly turned the discussion to his having flown a confederate flag. lol!
(sniff) (sniff) Smell that smoke rising from all the Reichstag fires?
Need to slap that up on YouTube.
“Put a frog down my back at the Carroll County picture show. And wasn’t I talkin’ to him after church last Sunday night? “I’ll have another piece of apple pie, you ...”
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