MIAMI COUNTY — The Troy man who allegedly threatened a Troy police officer with a knife following a disturbance call in January 2015 appeared in court on Thursday.
Kenneth Coleman Jr., 33, of Troy, appeared in court, alongside defense attorney Jay Lopez. Lopez told the court he plans to file a not guilty by reason of insanity plea on Coleman’s behalf. Coleman has not been arraigned on a grand jury indictment for one count of a first degree felony assault of a police officer charge due to the mental health evaluations.
Miami County Common Court Pleas Judge Christopher Gee ordered Coleman to undergo a new forensic psychiatric report and granted the defense a continuance of the competency hearing pending the report being submitted to the court.
Gee ordered the new evaluation due to conflicting reports from the competency evaluation and the examiner had reviewed Coleman’s previous competency report from Oct. 2015 by another mental health agency.
Gee continued Coleman’s cash or surety bond at $100,000.
Coleman was shot in the legs by a Troy police officer following a disturbance call on Mayfield Drive on Jan. 20, 2015.
Coleman was allegedly wielding a knife and did not follow orders to drop it. Coleman was allegedly walking towards Officer Jim Short yelling at him to “shoot me” before Short shot him in the legs. In Municipal Court proceedings, Coleman was declared incompetent to stand trial and was placed into treatment to restore competency on April 2, 2015.
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