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Minnesota man accused of burglarizing rural Clear Lake home found not competent to stand trial

CLEAR LAKE — A Minnesota man arrested on a burglary charge after an incident at a rural Clear Lake home back in October has been found incompetent to stand trial.

59-year-old Frank Harmon of Waseca was accused of the incident on the morning of October 18th in the 600 block of South 56th Street. Court documents state that the victims were arriving at the residence with Harmon walking in when they did. He was asked to leave but refused before pulling out a knife and ordering them to shut up. The victims locked themselves in a different area of the residence and Harmon was found sitting in a chair charging his phone when law enforcement arrived. Harmon was charged with first-degree burglary.

Harmon recently was evaluated at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, where a staff psychiatrist concluded that Harmon was not competent to stand trial and should be considered a candidate for restoration treatment.

District Judge Colleen Weiland has ruled that Harmon does not have the ability to understand the proceedings and his rights and suspended the criminal proceedings indefinitely. Weiland says that Harmon’s competency possibly could be restored and that he should participate in treatment aimed at restoring competency.

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