One of three former Fort Sill soldiers accused of planning and executing a violent home invasion and robbery last year that left three women shot and three men fleeing from a second-story window is now scheduled to be tried this week in multiple cases following a competency evaluation hearing Monday.
Kevon McLaren, 23, is charged in two separate cases the home invasion and an earlier robbery of a convenience store but his attorney Don Gutteridge requested his client undergo a mental competency evaluation in the cases Sept. 17. McLaren was scheduled to be tried in both cases over the next few weeks, but there was a possibility of postponement due to the evaluation and release of medical records.
At Monday's hearing, McLaren and the State both waived jury trials in the cases. Court records show his non-jury trial will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday before Comanche County District Court Judge Allen McCall, and both cases will be tried in the two days following.
Court records show McLaren, who has been treated for the last year at the Jim Taliaferro Community Mental Health Center, was evaluated Sept. 18 by a mental health official there, and the state and Gutteridge met Monday morning to state their arguments regarding the report.