Casper teen ordered to remain at the State Hospital after alleged robberies in 2015

Following an incident that occurred last April, Casper teen Brandon Reeder was ordered to remain in the custody of the Wyoming State Hospital following his competency evaluation. District Court Judge Daniel Forgey commented in court today, "Based on the evaluation, I find that the defendant, (Reeder) lacks the ability to proceed with the case a this time. He will remain at the State Hospital for a period of time until he shows the substantial ability to proceed." Reeder was charged with two counts of robbery after allegedly wielding a silver firearm at two area convenience stores in April. He allegedly went to two area stores and told the tellers to “give me all the money,” threatening to shoot the clerks, according to the affidavit filed. During his District Court arraignment, Brandon Reeder’s defense counsel submitted a motion for his client to be evaluated by the state hospital, due to the issue of agreeing on a defense strategy. Reeder’s defense counsel, Hampton Young, told the court that his client was a “very troubled young man.” Stating that he constantly changed his mind about how the defense should be handled, and asked for light probation or to serve time in Rawlins. Young also reported during the hearing that his client has been in five institutions in four years. Click to read more about Brandon Reeder’s case . #oilcity #news