December 22, 2014

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Man who barricades himself in shed with gun incompetent to stand trial

A sheriff’s deputy outside the command post on Robson Road during a 17-hour standoff. (Chronicle File Photo)

A sheriff’s deputy outside the command post on Robson Road during a 17-hour standoff. (Chronicle File Photo)

ELYRIA – A Grafton man who allegedly holed up in a shed behind his father’s Carlisle Township home in August has been found incompetent to stand trial.

Kelly Boros

Kelly Boros

Elyria Municipal Court Judge Lisa Locke Graves made the finding during a hearing Tuesday and ordered 42-year-old Kelly Boros sent to a mental health facility for treatment, according to defense attorney Doug Merrill.

He said Boros suffers from “mental health issues coupled with drug use.” Boros’ mental status will be reviewed again in 60 days, Merrill said, and the state has a year to restore him to competency if they want to try him.

Boros barricaded himself inside the shed with a shotgun when Lorain County Sheriff’s deputies went to serve him with arrest warrants for drug possession, domestic violence and identity theft on Aug. 12.