Kohlhepp was prohibited from buying guns says FBI

Todd Christopher Kohlhepp
Todd Christopher Kohlhepp

WOODRUFF, SC (WSPA) – The FBI says that Kohlhepp would have been prohibited from buying guns.

They say their records show he never tried to buy one legally.

Investigators found guns on the property in Woodruff. They say there was an assault rifles and two guns.

There were five guns at his home.

He could have bought them from private sellers, straw sales, or even individual sellers at gun shows.

The ATF says their job in this case will be to trace every firearm he had on this property, they have not been called in to do that yet.


Court records from Arizona reveal that Todd Kohlhepp, the suspect in the kidnapping of Kala Brown and disappearance of Charles Carver, has been convicted of kidnapping in the past.

READ Court records reveal chilling details of Kohlhepp’s past kidnapping

Kohlhepp pleaded guilty to the kidnapping and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

READ: What we know about Todd Kohlhepp, accused kidnapper of Kala Brown

According to court records, Kohlhepp kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl when he was 15-years-old.

He was living with his biological father in Tempe, AZ at the time of the kidnapping.

According to court documents, Kohlhepp forced the girl into his home and tied her hands and put tape over her mouth and sexually assaulted her.

READ: Solicitor confident murder warrant will be signed on Todd Kohlhepp

In his ruling a judge stated of Kohlhepp, “at the age of 9, he was ‘explosive’ and ‘preoccupied with sexual content.’ He has not changed. He has been unabatedly aggressive to others and destructive of property since nursery school.”

He went on to say, “Twenty-five months of the most intensive and expensive professional intervention, short of God’s, will provide no protection for the public and no rehabilitation of this juvenile.”

Kohlhepp also had extensive counseling, including hospitalization, for his behavior in Georgia, court records say.

RELATED: Body found on property where Kala Brown was rescued in Woodruff

The court documents also include a psychiatric evaluation that say Kohlhepp destroyed his room with a hammer, destroyed other children’s projects, cloroxed a goldfish, shot a dog with a BB gun, was dismissed from the Boy Scouts because he was too disruptive, and shredded his own new clothes. The report also says his father made a statement saying the only emotion Kohlhepp was capable of was anger.

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