Man accused of causing harm ordered to have mental evaluation

A court has ordered a mental evaluation for a 40-year-old who is accused of causing grievous bodily harm.

Police arrested and charged Wendell Walkes, of Peter Street, with injuring Lionel Thomas on November 14. The mother of the accused was present in court and told Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt that her son was a mental patient but was not taking his medication

Based on this information, Ferguson-Pratt remanded Walkes to custody with an order for a psychiatrist to determine if he is fit to plead.

Walkes returns to court on December 17.

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Artesia Davis

Artesia primarily covers court stories, but she also writes extensively about crime.

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