A case towards a person accused of stabbing a girl at random at a neighborhood Walmart might be on maintain for a while whereas questions on his psychological competency are weighed.
Jerod Coty, 30, faces six prices from the assault final yr — two felony counts of aggravated assault and misdemeanor counts of straightforward assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and harassment.
Springettsbury Township police alleged Coty, of no fastened handle, used a folding knife to stab a girl thrice within the again whereas she stood in entrance of him in line at Walmart, 2801 E. Market St., on the afternoon of Sept. 3.
When police arrived on the retailer, investigators stated they discovered Coty already on the bottom together with his fingers on his head. The knife was discovered close by, and a witness recognized him, in accordance with the felony grievance.
The sufferer had apparently severe accidents, in accordance with police.
Coty was taken into custody, after which interviewed, in accordance with the grievance. He allegedly informed investigators he determined to stab an individual at random so he might be arrested and despatched again to York County Jail.
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The incident occurred apparently someday after he was launched from YCP from a separate case. Court docket paperwork point out he had pleaded responsible to a abstract trespassing offense in district court docket on Sept. 2.
Within the stabbing case, Coty superior out of a district court docket and was arraigned into the court docket of frequent pleas in November.
A listening to was then held Jan. 17 the place his lawyer, Diana Spurlin, famous a petition to find out Coty’s psychological competency to face trial was filed earlier this month.
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She stated with the decide’s approval, the case proceedings might be stayed whereas the competency analysis is underway.
Choose Harry Ness indicated the paperwork have been signed.
No additional hearings are scheduled within the case whereas proceedings are stayed.
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