PAYETTE — A Payette man charged with three felonies in connection with an April 19, 2018, road incident has been scheduled for an April 5 review hearing in Payette’s Third District Court, providing the defendant and his attorney more time to go over results from a recent competency evaluation.

Roger D. Lincoln, age 58 at the time of the April 19 incident, appeared Friday for a review hearing before District Court Judge Susan Wiebe. Brett Schiller, Lincoln’s attorney, told Wiebe that he wanted additional time to discuss findings from the competency evaluation with his client.

Wiebe accommodated the request by scheduling the April 5 hearing.

“I know there are some things you don’t accept in the report,” Wiebe said to the defendant.

Lincoln allegedly ran his mother’s vehicle off the road on April 19.

According to a criminal information filing from the Payette County Prosecutor’s Office, Lincoln is charged with one count of aggravated battery for intentionally causing bodily harm to his mother, Helen Lincoln, by running his Datsun pickup into her vehicle, forcing her off the road.

He’s charged with one count of intimidating a witness because he took his mother’s cell phone after she stated her intention to call police to report his battery of her.

The defendant is also charged with leaving the scene of an injury accident. Aggravated battery, witness intimidation, and leaving the scene of an injury accident are all felonies.

A fourth charge, intentional destruction of a telecommunication line or telecommunication instrument, is a misdemeanor. The charge reflects the defendant’s seizure of his mother’s cell phone, interfering with her ability to communicate with emergency services.

Court records indicate that Roger Lincoln was evaluated last summer, and in a hearing before Judge Robert Jackson on Aug. 29, the court was advised that Lincoln was competent to stand trial.

A new competency evaluation was ordered on Feb. 6, court records show.


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