Man charged in attack of Wyoming Co. sheriff deemed not competent to stand trial

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The man who was arrested in December for the roadside attack of Wyoming County Sheriff Greg Rudolph has been deemed not competent to stand trial.

Lynn Hall is charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, and criminal possession of a weapon for the December attack.

After examinations by two doctors, prosecutors say Hall has been deemed not competent. He will undergo further treatment and return to court in July for a status check. Hall will remain in custody until treatment is complete.

Since Hall faces a life sentence, prosecutors say he could remain in custody of the Office of Mental Health for the rest of his life.

Sheriff Rudolph says, on December 11, Hall pulled behind him, while the sheriff was on his way to work, and began tailgating him and flashing his vehicle’s lights.

The sheriff, who thought the driver behind him may be in distress, pulled over to help. Instead, the sheriff says Hall boxed him in with his vehicle.

Deputies say a struggle ensued where Hall threatened the sheriff with a knife. Thankfully, investigators say two people passing by stopped to help the sheriff and he was able to take Hall into custody at that time.

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