Mental exam ordered for Yellville man charged with sexual indecency with a child

A psychiatric evaluation has been ordered in the case of a Marion County man, 68-year-old Michael L. Grigsby of Yellville, to determine his mental fitness on a charge of sexual indecency with a child.

Deputy Public Defender Sam Pasthing indicated in late February his intent to rely on the defense of mental disease or defect.

Circuit Judge Gordon Webb signed the order earlier this month for the examination through the office of the forensic coordinator of the Arkansas State Hospital’s Division of Aging, Adult and Behavioral Health Services.

Last October, Marion County Sheriff Clinton Evans said his office conducted an interview with the juvenile victim after receiving a complaint.

Sheriff Evans said Grigsby was later interviewed and allegedly admitted to the crime.

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