Evaluation ordered for S. Ore. man in arson case

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KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) -- The trial of a man accused of burning a Klamath County mental health building has been adjourned after a judge ordered a mental evaluation.

The Herald and News reports the trial of 57-year-old Michael Scott Wynn was halted Thursday and he was ordered sent to the Oregon State Hospital in Salem after he made verbal outbursts and attempted to leave his seat, requiring court deputies to stop him.

Wynn has pleaded not guilty to six counts of arson and one count of harassment in the February fire that caused an estimated $660,000 in damage.

Defense attorney Tom Della-Rose of Klamath Falls had asked that Wynn be evaluated in Klamath County but Klamath County Circuit Judge Marci Adkisson ordered him sent to the Salem hospital.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com