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Dublin man declined bond

A Pulaski County judge Thursday declined to set a bond for a Dublin man accused of having a gun and machete on school property last August.
Circuit Court Judge Colin Gibb said he doesn’t think it would be “appropriate” to let Lee Roy Carter Jr. out of jail at this time because “it appears he is a danger to himself and others. Given the current state of affairs, I don’t know what (treatment) is available to him.”
Carter’s public defender asked the judge to allow Carter to be released from jail in order to receive treatment for mental health issues. Carter takes several types of medication he isn’t receiving and he also isn’t receiving any counseling while incarcerated, the attorney said.
“The best place for him is getting counseling. This case is set for April, but I may request as (mental) evaluation if these mental health issues continue,” Carter’s attorney added.
The judge said he doesn’t mind reconsidering the request at a later date if the court can be provided with some definite plan for Carter. Judge Gibb said he also would want more information on Carter’s mental health condition before releasing the man from custody.
According to the public defender, school was out of session when Carter went onto the property and dropped a handgun and machete Aug. 19.
Court records show a $5,000 bond was set Sept. 5 and Carter was released from custody. However, the defender said Carter was returned to jail when he “failed to obey a court order” and missed a pretrial services appointment March 9.
Carter was sent to a mental health facility in Marion (Southwestern State Mental Health Institute) a couple of days after his arrest, the defender noted.
If released from custody, Carter would stay with his mother, the attorney added.
However, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Skip Schwab said “other information has come to light” since Carter’s latest arrest.
“The week before (Carter) missed his appointment, his apparent use of alcohol and possibly prescription drugs were problems,” Schwab told Gibb. He said police had to be called to the mother’s residence and Carter was taken to Southwestern State.
According to Schwab, Carter’s sister obtained a protective order against Carter due to threats Carter allegedly made to her.

Dublin man declined bond

A Pulaski County judge Thursday declined to set a bond for a Dublin man accused of having a gun and machete on school property last August.
Circuit Court Judge Colin Gibb said he doesn’t think it would be “appropriate” to let Lee Roy Carter Jr. out of jail at this time because “it appears he is a danger to himself and others. Given the current state of affairs, I don’t know what (treatment) is available to him.”
Carter’s public defender asked the judge to allow Carter to be released from jail in order to receive treatment for mental health issues. Carter takes several types of medication he isn’t receiving and he also isn’t receiving any counseling while incarcerated, the attorney said.
“The best place for him is getting counseling. This case is set for April, but I may request as (mental) evaluation if these mental health issues continue,” Carter’s attorney added.
The judge said he doesn’t mind reconsidering the request at a later date if the court can be provided with some definite plan for Carter. Judge Gibb said he also would want more information on Carter’s mental health condition before releasing the man from custody.
According to the public defender, school was out of session when Carter went onto the property and dropped a handgun and machete Aug. 19.
Court records show a $5,000 bond was set Sept. 5 and Carter was released from custody. However, the defender said Carter was returned to jail when he “failed to obey a court order” and missed a pretrial services appointment March 9.
Carter was sent to a mental health facility in Marion (Southwestern State Mental Health Institute) a couple of days after his arrest, the defender noted.
If released from custody, Carter would stay with his mother, the attorney added.
However, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Skip Schwab said “other information has come to light” since Carter’s latest arrest.
“The week before (Carter) missed his appointment, his apparent use of alcohol and possibly prescription drugs were problems,” Schwab told Gibb. He said police had to be called to the mother’s residence and Carter was taken to Southwestern State.
According to Schwab, Carter’s sister obtained a protective order against Carter due to threats Carter allegedly made to her.