Attorney: Suspect claims harassment at work, “told everything to Texas Rangers”
Larry Bollin’s court-appointed attorney tells KBTX the next step will be for his client to receive a mental health evaluation.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - The Grimes County man accused of a mass shooting inside a Bryan business last week said he shared everything with investigators in a nearly two-hour-long interview following his arrest, according to his court-appointed attorney Craig Greaves.
“I met with him in the jail [Tuesday evening] and he said he told everything to the Rangers,” said Greaves. “This won’t be a guilt or innocence case. It will be purely about the sentencing. Our first step is to conduct a mental health evaluation.”
Greaves said his client claimed to be harassed by other colleagues at his workplace and that may have led up to the rampage that unfolded last Thursday inside Kent Moore Cabinets.
Greaves said he was appointed on Monday to represent the 27-year-old suspect from Iola.
Bollin was arrested last Thursday afternoon after investigators say he shot six of his co-workers, one fatally, at Kent Moore Cabinets on Stone City Drive in Bryan. He’s also accused of shooting a state trooper in Grimes County before he was taken into custody.
Bollin is facing charges in Brazos County including murder and five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He’s charged with attempted capital murder in Grimes County. Bollin does not have an attorney yet to represent him on the charge in Grimes County.
Workers at Kent Moore Cabinets last week said that Bollin had recently been involved in an argument with another co-worker.
On Monday, investigators confirmed multiple firearms were in Bollin’s possession as he was taken into custody. Police say he used a 9mm pistol to shoot and kill coworker Timothy Smith. It’s unclear which firearm was used to shoot Trooper Juan Tovar.
Three of the Kent Moore workers who survived being shot remain hospitalized. One is in critical but stable condition. The other two are stable. Two other employees were treated and released last week.
Trooper Tovar also continues to recover at a hospital from his wounds.
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