Described as a transient, Reynolds was living with his mother at the time of his alleged online comments.
A 1976 graduate of North Salem High School, he was also arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and breach of the peace. He was also named on legal documents related to tax liens against him, and outstanding debts he owed.
He was convicted of trying to blow up his family's Purdys, New York home in 1978. He was given a conditional discharge after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of fourth-degree attempted arson.
In 1982 he married Tammy Danise, and the couple had three children together. They later divorced, and the children went into their mother's custody. His father-in-law described him as a "John Wayne-wannabe"