A Sheridan man awaiting trial for allegedly firing photographs at two males, injuring one, earlier than mounting a 10-hour armed standoff will bear a psychological well being analysis.
Jeffrey L. Plique, 55, appeared Thursday in La Salle County Circuit Courtroom for arraignment on three felony prices led by aggravated battery with a firearm, a Class X felony carrying as much as 30 years in jail.
Earlier than the decide might set trial dates, nevertheless, protection legal professional Jordan Kielian requested Plique meet with a court-appointed psychological well being skilled. At subject is whether or not Plique is match for trial – does he have the schools to help his counsel at trial – although Kielian stated there was no bona fide doubt right now.
“I believe that’s applicable, decide,” Assistant La Salle County State’s Lawyer Jeremiah Adams replied. “We might have the same opinion with that.”
Choose Michael C. Jansz additionally agreed and postponed a trial setting till Dec. 9, by which period Plique may have met with Dr. Ryan Finkenbine, a psychiatrist in Peoria.
Plique surrendered Oct. 22 after the La Salle County Sheriff’s Workplace, aided by quite a few legislation enforcement companies, fired tear gasoline right into a Sheridan house the place he took refuge after allegedly capturing at two males, one in all whom was struck within the thigh.
Throughout his preliminary courtroom look, Plique was overheard telling a prosecutor, “That is concerning the authorities harassing me.”