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Published May 02, 2012, 01:06 PM

No trial for man arrested after North Dakota deputy's death

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man arrested in an incident in which a North Dakota deputy sheriff died from a heart attack has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A man arrested in an incident in which a North Dakota deputy sheriff died from a heart attack has been ruled incompetent to stand trial.

Robbie Roberson of Lincoln is accused of fleeing deputies, driving drunk and threatening the officers who arrested him last Sept. 28. Thirty-nine-year-old Burleigh County Deputy Bryan Sleeper died at the scene of the arrest.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/IlWIMj ) that Judge Thomas Schneider ruled Roberson mentally incompetent to assist in his own defense, after Roberson was evaluated by a psychologist who said he needed treatment for paranoia. The judge is requiring Roberson to be treated at the State Hospital in Jamestown until he regains competency.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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