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Son Incompetent; Mother Will Stand Trial In Drive-by Shooting Case

January 8, 2019
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Son Incompetent; Mother Will Stand Trial In Drive-by Shooting Case

WILKES-BARRE — A Hanover Twp. man accused of a drive-by shooting has been deemed incompetent to stand trial, but his mother who was allegedly behind the wheel will soon face a jury. Charles Sherbin, 28, had been facing charges including aggravated assault and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle after he allegedly shot up a GMC Yukon driven by Harry Sager in October 2016. Sherbin’s mother, Donna Sherbin, 68, is facing the same charges for her alleged role in driving the vehicle that followed Sager before the gunshots. But Charles Sherbin’s attorney James R. Lloyd III challenged his competency based on “psychiatric disorders,” saying Charles Sherbin had been under treatment by psychiatrists for 12 years, and has been considered disabled by the Social Security Administration because of his issues. Luzerne County Judge Michael T. Vough on Monday determined he is incompetent to stand trial. The judge ordered Charles Sherbin held at Norristown State Hospital and placed in the prison Competency Restoration Program. Donna Sherbin, meanwhile, was ordered to stand trial the morning of Jan. 22. She continues to be held at the Luzerne County Correctional Facility with bail set at $20,000. Contact the writer: jhalpin@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2058

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