The man accused of chasing his neighbor down the street with a knife in Elkton last month will receive a mental evaluation after court action yesterday.
33-year old John Dukes, who resided at 601 South Streets Avenue on March 18th, appeared in Todd District Court for a preliminary hearing on wanton endangerment charges.
Another hearing was scheduled in two weeks so Dukes could be evaluated.
Elkton Police arrested Dukes around 12:20 March 18th after he allegedly beat on the apartment wall of his neighbor—27-year old Brandon Carrol—and met him outside with a 10-inch knife when he came outside.
Carrol said Dukes made a stabbing motion and chased him down the street until he was able to stop a passing vehicle to get help. Dukes allegedly tried to run from Elkton Police Sgt. Rodney Moberly, but was caught about 50 yards from his apartment.
The knife used in the incident was found in Dukes’ kitchen sink and he allegedly admitted to committing the crime.