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Hearing delayed in bulldozer rampage case

March 13th, 2014 - 6:30am

(Port Angeles) A hearing on the mental competency of a Port Angeles man charged in a bulldozer rampage last spring has been delayed.

Superior Court Judge George Wood granted a delay in the case of Barry Swegle, after his attorney said she needed more time to look over a report from psychologists at Western State Hospital.

Swegle was ordered to undergo mental treatment last fall after he was found incompetent to stand trial.

Swegle is being held on a million dollars bail on assault, burglary and malicious mischief charges.

Prosecutors say he damaged four homes with a piece of logging equipment, triggered by a long-standing property dispute with a neighbor in Gales Addition in last May.

Another hearing on Swegle's mental competency is set for next week.


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