Court orders competency evaluation for teen charged with CWC vandalism

18-year-old Adrian Addison was scheduled to enter his plea during an arraignment hearing this morning; however, Judge Tyler suspended proceedings pending a competency evaluation. Addison was taken into custody and his bond was adjusted to $5,000 cash. Addison's lawyer expressed "concerns of mental defects" citing the defendant's inability to comprehend the proceedings. He also noted his client had been in Special Education classes and on an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for most of his educational career. An arraignment date will be set following the competency evaluation. Addison was allegedly involved in the January property destruction and defacement of property in areas around Riverton. He is being charged with Aiding and Abetting Property Destruction and Defacement-Aggregate as well as Conspiracy to Commit Property Destruction and Defacement-Aggregate. Should Addison be convicted of the felony, he could serve up to 10 years in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000. According to the affidavit, on or between January 15, 2016 - January 19, 2016, Addison reportedly aided another in "knowingly defacing, injuring or destroying property of another. The cost of restoring the injured property was in excess of $1,000." On January 17th, local law enforcement became aware of a series of vandalism incidents occurring on the West side of Riverton in the area of Central Wyoming College. Specifically, windows to numerous vehicles, construction equipment and buildings in the area had been damaged. More incidents occurred in the following days and after investigating further, law enforcement determined that "rocks, bb guns, and other instruments had been used to cause the damage." According to the affidavit, Addison admitted to the above listed actions which he performed with an 11-year-old. It is unclear at this time whether the 11-year-old was charged in the incident. #county10 #news