Mental competency still questioned for Best Buy carjacking - KOTA Territory News

Mental competency still questioned for Best Buy carjacking suspect


Defense attorneys for a man accused of leading police on a high speed chase between Rapid City and Sturgis are struggling to arrange testing to gauge his mental competency.
Defense Attorney Shiloh McNally told Judge Jeff Davis Monday that she was having difficulty getting psychologists to return her phone calls on behalf of her client -35 year old Luis Clifford.

Clifford is currently in Yankton completing one portion of his mental competency examination. Local doctors are also being sought to weigh in on his mental state.

Clifford is accused of stealing a car at gun-point from the Best Buy parking lot in Rapid City on October 22nd.

A chase followed on interstate 90 with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.

He faces 90 years if convicted.

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