The Arkansas State Hospital released a mental evaluation on Bryce Allen Monday. The report says Allen has a mental disease and is unable to have a trial at this time. Specifically, the evaluator said Allen "lacks the capacity to understand the proceedings against him and effectively assist his attorney in his own defense." His official diagnosis, according to the report, is Bipolar Disorder with Psychotic Features.
Further, the report says Allen experiences paranoia. An evaluator wrote: "Mr. Allen's presentation during this evaluation indicated themes of persecution that impaired his ability to rationally consider his legal situation. He appeared to tie racist ideology to a belief that he could receive the death penalty; this was not a realistic appraisal of his current legal situation."
Allen is in the process of being committed to the State Hospital. Pulaski County Prosecutor Jegley says his mental state will be reassessed in June, 2013. Jegley hopes the hospital can treat and rehabilitate him so Allen may be able to stand trial at a later date.
As he was leaving a crowded courtroom Monday, Allen smiled and waved at his family members.
More than a dozen other people attended in support of Capt. Donald Jones who was killed. They declined to talk with KARK after court. Jegley says he and family members are all very disappointed in the decision.
Allen was accused of killing Capt. Jones and injuring Jacksonville Police Officer Daniel DiMatteo and Jacksonville firefighter Jason Bowmaster in March after he crashed into them as they worked an accident involving Allen's mother.
See below for a full copy of Allen's mental evaluation.
Click here to read how Allen was accused of a similar crime in Ohio in October, 2011.
Click here to read our coverage on Allen's past history of mental health issues.
Click here for more information on how Allen was out of state care on a conditional release program at the time of his accused crime in Jacksonville.