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Texts, letters from Maine massacre suspect’s Army colleagues warned he threatened ‘shooting up places’

A member of Robert Card’s Army Reserve unit sent a series of texts on Sept. 15, saying, “I believe he’s (Card) going to snap and do a mass shooting,” with a warning to be armed if anyone sees him.

That was a little over five weeks before Oct. 25, when Card killed 18 and injured 13 more in the deadliest mass shooting in Maine’s history.

The text was among the trove of documents released by the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office this week, including letters from Card’s friends and colleagues expressing concern for his rapidly deteriorating mental state. 

“Change the passcode to the unit gate and be armed if sfc Card does arrive. Please,” the sender – identified as “Ssg Hodgson” – said in the Sept. 15 text exchange to Cpl. Kelvin Mote, who is an Ellsworth police officer. “I believe he’s messed up in the head. (sic) And threaten the unit … and other places.”

The youngest was 14 and the oldest was 76:

Ronald Morin, 55
Peyton Brewer-Ross, 40
Joshua A. Seal, 36
Bryan M MacFarlane, 41
Joseph Lawrence Walker, 57
Arthur Fred Strout, 42
Maxx A. Hathaway, 35
Stephen M. Vozzella, 45
Thomas Ryan Conrad, 34
Michael R. Deslauriers II, 51
Jason Adam Walker, 51
Tricia C. Asselin, 53
William A. Young, 44
Aaron Young, 14
Robert E. Violette, 76
Lucille M. Violette, 73
William Frank Brackett, 48
Keith D. Macneir, 64

Chris Eberhart is a crime and US news reporter for Fox News Digital. Email tips to chris.eberhart@fox.com or on Twitter @ChrisEberhart48.

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