- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who has been accused of beating his girlfriend with a hammer will have to undergo a competency evaluation after he had an outburst in the courtroom.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/2htjqLY ) that 34-year-old Earon William Edward Lisenbee was supposed to hear the evidence against him on Monday but instead he refused to exit his Salt Lake County jail cell. A judge had to issue a warrant and have Lisenbee forced to come to court for the appearance.

While in court, Lisenbee swore at someone in the gallery, forcing a bailiff to restrain him and knocking over a water cooler in the process.

The evidentiary hearing was postponed and a judge ordered Lisenbee to undergo mental evaluation.

Lisenbee has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated kidnapping.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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