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Court orders to extend inmate treatment


July 26, 2018

Extended treatment to regain competency was ordered Friday for Jason Tiplerbarragan, 27, in superior court. He has been undergoing treatment at Eastern Washington State Hospital since the court ruled he would be unable to assist his defense attorney at a trial of the charges against him.

A 13-page treatment report on Tiplerbarragan, which was submitted to the court by the hospital, recommended additional treatment.

Tiplerbarragan is alleged to have pulled down a light fixture in his jail cell Feb. 19 and used it to batter a utility window of the cell. He also allegedly spit on a jail staff member through a cell inspection window and threatened a jailer with a "shiv" made out of pressed and dried cardboard.

Next review of his status has been scheduled for Sept. 7 in court.


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