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Davis ruled incompetent to stand trial

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

On March 6, Benjamin Wade Davis, 27, of Brazil was ruled incompetent to stand trial on the November 2004 charge of Residential Entry and for a Probation Violation stemming from a similar case in April 2002.

On April 11, 2002, Davis was arrested and charged with Burglary and Sexual Battery after breaking into a residence and touching the female resident while she slept.

Davis plead not guilty to the charges, but changed his plea after testimony from two psychiatrists deemed him incompetent to stand trial.

The psychiatrists believed Davis suffered from being a paranoid schizophrenic which was complicated by drug and alcohol abuse, but with the proper medication and treatment he could be rendered competent at a later date.

Once deemed competent, Davis served his sentence and was released on probation.

On Nov. 9, 2004, Davis allegedly broke into another Brazil residence.

Clay Superior Court Judge Blaine Akers ruled that Davis will be held at the Indiana Division of Mental Health until a psychiatrist or psychologist finds him competent enough to aid in his own defense and stand trial for both charges.

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