- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - A judge has ruled a Muncie man was insane when he attacked a manager of a Wal-Mart store with a knife.

The Star Press reported Friday (http://tspne.ws/1PX7214 ) that Delaware Circuit Judge Linda Ralu Wolf during a recent bench trial found 42-year-old Rodney Patterson not guilty by reason of insanity. He was charged with aggravated battery, battery with a deadly weapon and resisting law enforcement.

Authorities say Patterson became agitated while completing a job application last November and cut the manager on the chest, arm and wrist.

Evaluations of Patterson’s mental status by a local psychiatrist and psychologist were admitted as evidence. Public defender Amber Neal said at a December hearing that Patterson had “significant mental health issues.”

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Information from: The Star Press, http://www.thestarpress.com

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