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Man accused of threatening judge found unfit for trial

September 20, 2018

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Casper man accused of taking a person hostage at knifepoint and threatening to kill a federal judge has been found not competent to stand trial.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports a federal court ordered last week for David Chavis to be hospitalized to establish if his competency can be restored.

Chavis was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a deadly weapon after authorities say he held a Casper office worker hostage in August 2016 while trying to obtain government documents.

He was charged with mailing threatening communications after authorities say he sent a letter to a federal judge in December while he was incarcerated.

Multiple mental health evaluations have been ordered for Chavis. The results have been discussed publicly.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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