- Associated Press - Friday, June 19, 2015

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) - The defense attorney for an Army veteran charged with shooting at a Dothan police officer says his client suffers from post-traumatic stress linked to his military service.

The Dothan Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1K1MP8Z ) 30-year-old Kevin Javon Barnes was charged with attempted murder after he fired two shots at an officer responding to a disorderly conduct complaint at Barnes’ apartment April 22.

Barnes’ defense attorney, Gary Dean Bradshaw, has asked a judge to order a mental evaluation. He says Barnes was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving two tours in the Middle East as a military police officer. Bradshaw says his client wasn’t taking his medication at the time of his arrest.

Prosecutors have agreed to grant bond for Barnes, who remains jailed, once he submits to a mental evaluation.


Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com



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