Doctors report Springdale man not criminally responsible in shooting incident

Posted: February 22, 2018 at 1:05 a.m.

Raymond Lee Plumlee

A man accused of shooting and wounding a Washington County deputy almost two years ago suffers from schizophrenia and couldn't conform his behavior at the time of the incident, according to doctors at the Arkansas State Hospital.

Criminal Responsibility Evaluations

An examination of a defendant’s mental state and capacities at the time of the alleged offense. The evaluations are typically requested when there are concerns the defendant’s alleged criminal behaviors may have been the result of a mental disorder and the defendant was not criminally responsible. Individuals found not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect are typically acquitted of their criminal charges. Depending on the nature of the charges and jurisdiction, the defendant may instead be committed to a hospital or other facility pending an evaluation of dangerousness or violence risk.

Source: Staff report

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