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Man accused of attacking sheriff silent in court, receives $500,000 bail

Lynn Hall Arraignment
Posted at 1:06 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 14:17:38-05

WYOMING COUNTY, N.Y. (WKBW) — The man accused of attacking Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was arraigned in Wyoming County Court on Thursday morning.

Lynn Hall, 48, of Castile was silent in court, leading the judge to enter a plea of not guilty for him. Hall's public defender says he has not been speaking. Hall also did not sign court paperwork. A judge has ordered a mental health evaluation.

Hall was arrested on December 11, 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 Rudolph on the side of the road along State Route 238 in Attica when he was on the way to work. According to troopers, Hall followed Sheriff Rudolph and flashed his lights to get him to pull over. He then allegedly confronted Rudolph with a knife.

During the fight,a man delivering papers stopped to help the sheriff. The man was able grab the attacker and pull him off Rudolph.

Lynn Hall is being held in Chautauqua County Jail on $500,000 cash bail or $1,000,000 bond. His next court date is set for February 7, 2019.