VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) – Attempted murder and assault charges against a 22-year-old Battle Ground man have been dropped after a judge found he was legally insane at the time of the alleged crimes.

The Columbian reports Clark County Superior Court Judge Daniel Stahnke also agreed Thursday to dismiss no-contact orders that prevented Colin Dixon from communicating with his family.

Stahnke committed Dixon to the state’s largest psychiatric facility, Western State Hospital, for treatment.

Dixon was arrested Jan. 17, 2018, at his family’s home. Officers responded to a call about a stabbing and a family member told officers her brother stabbed her father.

The officers found Christian Dixon suffering from stab wounds.

Prosecutors say Colin Dixon attacked his father, who was sleeping on a couch, with a knife. Prosecutors say Colin Dixon’s mother and sister were attacked when they intervened.

Information from: The Columbian,

AP-WF 8/2/2019 05:25


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