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Wilson found incompetent to stand trial; charged with pretending to be an officer, attacking woman with hammer

Published: Jul. 1, 2021 at 10:23 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2021 at 2:32 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - A 64-year-old Toledo man accused of pretending to be a police officer, attacking a woman with a hammer, and robbing her has been found incompetent to stand trial. Gary Wilson was facing charges of felonious assault, aggravated robbery, and impersonating a peace officer in an incident back in June. He will now go to the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital for up to a year for treatment, after which he will be reevaluated. During that time, the hospital will be required to submit reports and notify the court if his condition deteriorates.

In the meantime, his $150,000 bond was continued and he was remanded into the custody of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office for transport to the facility.

In June, Raechel Walker told 13abc that she was parked in her driveway around 5 a.m. on Perth near Bancroft and dozed off when Wilson allegedly approached her car.

“He put a flashlight in my face and woke me up and pretended to be the police. He made it seem like he was just checking on me asked me for my ID,” said Raechel Walker.

Police collected a two-way radio, a flashlight, and other evidence from the scene. The victim says Wilson got agitated when she went to reach for her purse. She says the suspect hit her in the face with the flashlight

“He yells, ‘Don’t go in your purse!’ and from there it just took off. He pulled out the hammer. He started to attack me with the hammer,” said Walker.

The victim says she suffered a swollen arm and gashes to her back and leg, she believes from the hammer. Wilson smashed her driver-side car windows and tried to snatch her purse. Walker says she fought the man from her car and somehow managed to call the police.

“I think I was so frustrated and so scared I just went straight into fight mode,” said Walker.

Walker says they were wrestling in the grass, and he bit her arm. Her parents eventually heard the commotion and came out to help her, holding him until the police came.

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