Man accused of threats ‘committed’

Published 11:24 pm Friday, April 30, 2010

The Troy man who was accused of making a terrorist threat a week ago is now in the custody of the state.

“He was committed to the State Department of Mental Health,” said Probate Judge Wes Allen, following a closed-door Probate court hearing.

January Ellis, attorney for David Kubishin, filed a motion to close the hearing Friday and the proceedings took place in the privacy of the probate office.

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The hearing was held after an initial evaluation was made at the psychiatric unit of the Bullock County Hospital.

Kubishin is now being detained at Greil Memorial Psychiatric Hospital in Montgomery.

Prosecutors say the pending charges against Kubishin may or may not be pursued.

“We will follow our standard avenue and conduct a separate mental evaluation,” said Assistant District Attorney Tom Anderson.

“What we’re concerned with is the persons mental state when the offenses occurred.”