Who is Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr.? Man accused of shooting Florida police officer, killing 4 children

The man accused of shooting an Orlando police officer and taking four children hostage before killing them and turning the gun on himself had a long history of run-ins with law enforcement, according to records.

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Gary Wayne Lindsey Jr. was arrested in Volusia County in 2004 on charges of aggravated assault, but the charges were dropped, records show.

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Records show he was arrested in Sanford in 2007 on charges of larceny and petty theft, convicted and sentenced to community service.

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Lindsey in 2009 pleaded no contest to charges of arson and fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer after investigators said he set an Orange City home on fire following an argument with his girlfriend, records said.

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Records show he received 35 years of community supervision, and while under supervision, he has been picked up for a series of probation violations, culminating in 2012 with an aggravated battery and aggravated assault charge in Orange County, stemming from a fight with another girlfriend.

Lindsey was released when the state couldn't file charges after 30 days.

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