Neville V. Arthur Insanity Case Study

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MILLERSBURG — Two evaluator say he is not guilty by reason of insanity, now it’s up to a judge to make a final finding in the case against a Millersburg man who allegedly wrote threatening letters to three deputies and a judge while incarcerated in the Holmes County Jail in December. Rhett Neville, 43, of 10489 Township Road 262, previously entered a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity in Holmes County Common Pleas Court to four counts of intimidation. Since, Neville has undergone psychiatric evaluations and two doctors have expressed opinions he should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. The consistency of the two evaluations, according to court discussions has brought the case to a point where defense attorney Andy Hyde said…show more content…
17 incident during which deputies responded to a suspicious person complaint along County Road 292. On arrival, deputies found Neville driving his lawn mower along the roadway, hauling a wagon load of unopened beer, said Chief Deputy Richard Haun. Not only were deputies aware of an outstanding warrant for Neville 's arrest, on an outstanding charge of menacing, they suspected he was under the influence, said Haun. Neville admitted to drinking one beer but refused to participate in field sobriety testing. While in jail, Neville reportedly wrote letters threatening the lives of the judge and three officers, said Haun, adding the letters were intercepted by jail staff. Haun declined to provide details as to the specific threats made. He did say this is not the first time Neville has made threats to others, but the first time his threats have involved public servants in their official capacities, which is what made the allegations felonies. On the intimidation charges, Neville is next scheduled to appear in court for a June 16 pretrial conference. A jury trial is scheduled for July 11. Neville also has pleaded not guilty to underlying OVI and menacing charges, which are pending in Holmes County Municipal Court. Reporter Christine Pratt can be reached at 330-674-5676 or
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