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Man accused of attacking sheriff announced incompetent to stand trial

Lynn Hall Arraignment
Posted at 3:05 PM, Jan 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-27 09:31:51-05

WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The man accused of attacking Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was announced by court to be incapacitated and unable to assist in his defense.

Lynn Hall, 48, of Castille appeared in the Wyoming County Court on Friday, January 25, where the results of his two psychiatric exams were announced. Doctors concluded that the defendant is incompetent to stand trial.

According to the District Attorney, "all of the criminal proceedings are now stayed until a doctor determines he is competent at some later date."

The Court ordered that Hall be held by the Office of Mental Health at a facility until he is determined fit for trial. Since he is facing a life sentence for the attack, Hall could remain in the custody of the Office of Mental Health for the rest of his life if never determined well.

Hall was arrested back in December, charged with attempted murder, attempted assault, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, attempted criminal possession of a weapon, and two counts of menacing a police officer. New York State Police say he attacked Sheriff Rudolf, threatening him with a knife, on the side of the road along State Route 238 in Attica.

The Court set a return date of July 25, 2019 to determine Hall's status.