Former CIT resident determined incompetent to stand trial

NORWICH— Former Valley Ridge Center for Intensive Treatment Facility (CIT) resident was determined to be incompetent and unable to participate in his defense or to stand trial on Jan. 16 in Chenango County Court.

Anthone J. Fish, 22, Norwich, was indicted on Nov. 19, 2014 for assault in the second degree, a class D felony; and assault in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor.

It is alleged on Oct. 27, 2014 – at approximately 4:30 p.m. – at the CIT, located on County Road 46, Fish did intentionally cause physical injury to a staff member of the treatment facility. Fish allegedly threw a dangerous instrument – a wooden table – at the victim, striking her in the head and causing her a concussion.

Fish was arraigned for the same charges on Dec. 5, 2014.

During his arraignment, it was determined that a third psychiatric evaluation was needed to determine whether or not Fish is competent to participate in his defense. Two psychiatric evaluations had been conducted, one determined Fish is competent and the other that he is incompetent. Because the reports conflicted, a third report was needed.

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