The Ohio National Guard has expressed that they removed a Guardsman from their forces a few months after being informed of his arrest due to accusations of making firearms untraceable and threatening to commit a mass shooting.

Thomas Develin, a Corporal in the Ohio Army National Guard, was apprehended in June 2022 with three counts related to his effort to construct “ghost guns” using 3D printers. Additionally, he was charged with local accusations of threats against a Jewish educational institution in the state.

At the [time of his arrest], a spokesperson informed that Develin would not be subject to discipline or discharged from the military until the criminal case was completed—subsequently, Capt. Jenna Walton, a spokeswoman for a unit in the state’s Guard, confirmed to on Friday that Develin had been separated from the Guard in August 2022.

In a message, Walton indicated that Develin, previously attached to the 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, was discharged from the Ohio Army National Guard on Aug. 3, 2022, with a general discharge.

In August, Develin was charged with certain offenses, and two months later, he pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement with the government.

The Ohio Guard has reversed its position on Develin’s service, taking a more direct approach than many other Guard units have adopted when confronting personnel accused of extremist behavior.