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Thomas Develin biography: 13 things about Columbus, Ohio man


Thomas “Tom” Develin is a white man from Ohio, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:


  1. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. His father William Monroe Develin is an engineer at the Piketon Uranium Enrichment Plant in Piketon, Ohio. His sister Katie Develin Runyon is a registered nurse in the oncology department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
  2. From October 2019 to January 2020, he worked for Abercrombie & Fitch Co. in New Albany, Ohio as a site security specialist.
  3. In October 2014, he became a U.S. Army air defense artillery battle management system operator in McConnelsville, Ohio.
  4. During his junior summer at Waverly High School in Waverly, Ohio in October 2016, he enlisted in the Ohio National Guard.
  5. He served a year in Afghanistan when his anti-missile unit was deployed there from 2017 to 2018.
  6. As members of  the Boy Scouts of America, his father was a Scoutmaster while he achieved the Eagle Scout rank. On August 4, 2020, his father was awarded with the Daniel Carter Beard Masonic Scouter Award by Grand Master Keith Newton of Ohio Masons for his involvement as a troop leader with the Boy Scouts of America.
  7. From August 2020 to September 2021, he worked as a human resources specialist in Dublin, Ohio.
  8. In September 2021, he became an Ohio National Guard sergeant.
  9. While working as a security guard at Columbus Torah Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish K-12 school in Columbus, he posted on March 11, 2022 on social media site Discord a photo of himself holding a firearm and wrote in the caption, “I’m at a Jewish school and about to make it everyone’s problem. The playground is about to turn into a self-defense situation.” He also posted comments saying he “wanted to shoot parents coming to pick up their children.” 
  10. On March 30, 2022, he was arrested in Franklin County, Ohio.
  11. He was 24 years old when he was arrested on March 30, 2022. He was suspended from the Ohio National Guard after the arrest, according to prosecutors.
  12. On April 1, 2022, he was arraigned in Franklin County Municipal Court in Columbus. His bail was set at $1 million bond. 
  13. On April 8, he will attend his preliminary hearing.

1 reply »

  1. So, no neo Nazi association on his web site ? Even more troubling. I like to know the enemy. Lone wolf terrorism is harder to prevent. March 11–March 30. Why the time lag ? Was someone hoping he would be successful ?


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