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Naked Man Who Fought Cops Found Not Competent For Trial

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - A judge has found that the man accused of fighting with three police officers while naked is not competent to stand trial.

Ronald Ruhl, Jr. got into a scuffle with three Meridian Township officers on Sunday, December 8th.

The 26-year-old was not wearing clothes, even though the arrest took place outside. Officers had to use a taser to subdue him.

Video of the event suggests that he bit at least one of the officers. All three officers and Ruhl ended up in the hospital to get treated for their injuries. Ruhl was subsequently accused of attacking an Ingham County sheriff's deputy while at Sparrow Hospital.

Family members say Ruhl, a veteran, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, more commonly known as PTSD.

On Thursday, an Ingham County judge ruled that Ruhl was not competent to stand trial and ordered him to get treatment so that he'll be competent to stand trial.

Ruhl will again appear before a judge, but he may or may not face charges. Ruhl's attorney says he'll ask a different judge to come up with the same finding (not competent) in the assault on the Ingham County sheriff's deputy.

The attorney also credits the Ingham County prosecutor's office and officials at the Ingham County jail and Sparrow Hospital for the way they've handled the situation.

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