Why – good behavior? Alton Nolen, the suspect in Thursday’s beheading attack in Oklahoma, was on felony probation until 2017 but was given early release in April of this year.
According to the Los Angeles Times, (via Breitbart) Nolen has numerous convictions from 2011, “including marijuana possession, escape from detention, assault and battery on a police officer and possession of cocaine with intention to distribute.”
He is a convicted felon and, according to police and a purported Facebook page, a convert to Islam.
Breitbart News previously reported that Nolen allegedly entered Vaughan Foods on September 26 and stabbed and beheaded 54-year-old Colleen Hufford, according to law enforcement. Police say he was stabbing a second victim, 43-year-old Traci Johnson, when a good guy with a gun–company founder Mark Vaughan–drew a gun and shot Nolen.