Man in 6 hour standoff to take an evaluation of competency

Published: Jul. 2, 2020 at 5:52 PM CDT
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NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Fifty-one-year-old Wesley Hawkins who held law enforcement at a six-hour standoff had his preliminary hearing the Lincoln County Courthouse Thursday.

Hawkins faces eight charges for the June 27 incident, which include one count of terrorist threats, two counts for causing bodily injury to a peace officer, three counts of possession of a firearm to commit a felony, one count of possession of a firearm by prohibited person, and one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

County Judge Kent Turnbull set Hawkins’s bond at ten percent of $1 million. They filed a motion for an evaluation of competency.

“I have to legally file the motion for an evaluation so that’s what we’re doing today and I’ll have a doctor come talk to you,“ said Wesley’s Attorney to Wesley.

Hawkins’ is at the the Lincoln County Detention Center. His next court appearance will be August 20 at 1:30 p.m. at Lincoln County Court.

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