New competency evaluation ordered for man charged with shooting Grand Rapids police officer

Last Monday, Wood County Circuit Judge Todd Wolf said that 51-year-old Gregory Long, who is currently receiving treatment at Norwood Health Center and was accused of shooting Grand Rapids police officer Rusty Roe in 2010, should be given another competency evaluation.

Long was facing charges of attempted homicide, first-degree reckless endangerment, possession of a firearm by a felon, and failure to comply with sex offender registry rules. However, in 2010, it was ruled that Long was not capable of testifying at his own trial to help in his defense. However, now that Long might be released from Norwood, authorities have requested that he be re-evaluated.

Wolf said the new psychiatric evaluation should be done at Norwood.

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