Orlando Brown made headlines last year when he was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge in Ohio. And now, according to new reports, he is about to get mental health evaluation to determine whether he is competent to stand trial, which could lead to a plea of not guilty due to insanity.
Legal documents acquired by TMZ state that Brown’s lawyer is requesting a mental assessment to determine whether the actor is mentally fit to stand trial. Orlando was arrested in December, and the charge against him is aggravated menacing, a first-degree misdemeanor in Ohio.
The former Disney star previously pled not guilty, but the outcome of the evaluation may cause him to change that plea. Orlando is currently under house arrest; he was let go from custody on Friday after submitting a $25,000 bond.
According to TMZ, Orlando was arrested in December after Ohio police claimed they received a phone call about a fight between two men that was still going on. According to police, the alleged victim claimed Orlando approached him while brandishing a hammer and knife in a threatening way.
Orlando reportedly shared the same residence with the alleged victim, who helped him land a movie role that Brown has since lost as a consequence of the alleged crime. However, Orlando had numerous legal issues over the past few years. He was apprehended in his underwear in 2018 on an outstanding warrant. He had previously been detained for drug possession as well as alleged burglary. Keep an eye on Thirsty For News to get more updates regarding his ongoing case.
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