(FOX 46 WJZY) - The man accused of plowing into a Gaston County restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law, has been transferred to the central prison in Raleigh, according to the Gaston County Sheriff.
The man, identified as Roger Self, was being held at the Gaston County Jail without bond. He is charged with two counts of first-degree murder after deputies said he intentionally rammed his vehicle into the Surf & Turf Lodge in Bessemer City on Sunday.
Self was temporarily transferred to Raleigh Friday under a sealed court order. It's unclear why he was exactly transferred, but according to the North Carolina Dept. of Public Safety his transfer was listed as a "safekeeper."
Not specifically speaking about Self, but in general, the NCDPS said the "safekeeper" happens when an inmate is sent to a medical facility because the jail they are transferring from doesn't have the capability to deal with specific medical or mental health situations.
The family has stated the former officer started suffering from severe depression and anxiety roughly two months ago and reportedly had 'a mental break' when he decided to intentionally drive his vehicle into the restaurant, killing two of his family members.
Roger Self's daughter, Katelyn Self, who was a Gaston County Sheriff's Deputy, and his daughter-in-law, Amanda Self, who was an ER nurse at CaroMont Heath, were pronounced dead on scene.
Self's wife, Diane Self, 53, his son, Joshua Self, 38, and his 13-year-old granddaughter were also injured in the crash and were taken to the hospital. Diane and Joshua were listed in critical condition.