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Florida man found incompetent stunned after fleeing trial

June 6, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has been subdued with a stun gun after running out of a courtroom when he was found incompetent to stand trial.

Leon County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Shonda Knight tells the Tallahassee Democrat 41-year-old Michael Bair was not in custody before Tuesday’s trial and was not placed in restraints before being found incompetent. He ran out of the courtroom upon being turned over to the sheriff’s office.

He was later found in a courthouse hallway, where he was captured by a state attorney’s office investigator. Deputies then used a stun gun to subdue him.

Bair was originally charged with possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. He is now charged with resisting arrest without violence and additional charges are pending.

It’s unclear whether he has a lawyer.

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Information from: Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat, http://www.tdo.com

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