Clint Webb To Get Mental Evaluation In Attempted Murder Case
Court proceedings for a Casper man accused of trying to kill his wife over a divorce, are being delayed, and he's not happy about it.
A judge has ordered that 42-year old Clint Webb, receive a mental evaluation.
Webb's defense attorneys filed the motion, claiming they had reasonable cause to believe he is suffering from a mental illness or deficiency.
Webb objected to the motion, in an angry manner in court Thursday morning, October 30th, and extra security had to be called in to restrain him.
He is charged with one count of attempted second degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of property destruction.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in late June, Webb tried to run over his wife, Julie, and crashed into several other vehicles in the process.
Julie told officers that she was traveling westbound in her vehicle, on East 12th Street, approaching Payne Street, when Clint ran the stop sign, while traveling south on Payne, and rammed her vehicle with his.
After she got out of her car, Clint drove around the block and tried to run her over, while she was standing on a neighbors' front lawn.
One witness saw the latter attempt, and told police there was no doubt that the driver was trying to run Julie over.
Another witness saw both incidents and told investigators that Clint was deliberately trying to cause damage, and a third witness managed to get the license plate number and described Clint's driving as erratic and very fast.
Clint's vehicle eventually became inoperable, but he was able to get another vehicle and drive to Las Vegas, Nevada.
It was there that his defense attorney says he turned himself in.
Officers later learned that Julie had a protection order against Clint.
One of Clint's co-workers said earlier in the day in which the incident occurred, Clint had been served divorce papers while at work, and he went home early that day.
Clint is being held on $100,000 bond awaiting trial and his mental evaluation, and could face between 20-years to life in prison on the attempted second degree murder charge, if convicted.