The trial of Nathan Siebrasse — a 40-year-old Yellville man accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a number of events — is on maintain as soon as again for a psychological analysis.
In August of final yr, Siebrasse’s then-attorney James Wallace requested a health to proceed examination be performed on Siebrasse. The examination was performed and the report, added to the court docket document in November, said Siebrasse was not match to proceed to trial.
The court docket then ordered Siebrasse be transferred to the Arkansas State Hospital for remedy till his psychological situation improved to the purpose the place he was deemed match to proceed. That has not occurred.
Siebrasse has remained within the Marion County Jail since his arrest on Christmas Day of 2018. He now awaits a second analysis that’s scheduled to happen Aug. 14, in response to court docket information.
However, the chief lawyer for the Arkansas State Hospital despatched a letter to the court docket informing the court docket the hospital wouldn’t be capable of carry out the analysis on that date.
Until the analysis is full and the report is forwarded to the court docket, Siebrasse’s case stays on maintain. On Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Gordon Webb ordered Siebrasse to reappear Sept. 9 to test the standing of the psychological analysis.
During a 2019 listening to, Siebrasse complained about his public defender. That grievance is now moot as Siebrasse’s case is being dealt with by public defender Tara Schmutzler.
Siebrasse was arrested on Christmas day of 2018 after Marion County deputies responded to a Yellville residence for a home disturbance name. During the course of their investigation, deputies spoke with a younger woman who made accusations towards Siebrasse.
The woman instructed authorities the primary time the Yellville man had intercourse along with her was throughout an August fishing journey, in response to an affidavit filed within the case. The woman instructed investigators she complained of getting again ache. Siebrasse had the woman lay down within the boat, laid down subsequent to her and gave her a again rub that progressed to intercourse.
After that, the pair had intercourse two or 3 times every week throughout fishing journeys, in response to what the woman instructed investigators. She mentioned in the course of the fishing journeys, Siebrasse would pull the boat up on land at varied locations after which have intercourse along with her.
When fall arrived, Siebrasse stopped for some time, in response to the woman. Then, when searching season began, Siebrasse began having intercourse with the woman again, in response to the affidavit.
During searching season, Siebrasse would take the woman up right into a tree stand to have intercourse along with her. Other instances, he would take her to a “random tree” and have intercourse along with her, investigators mentioned within the affidavit.
In a May 1 listening to final yr, Siebrasse wasted little time in attending to a laundry record of complaints when he appeared in Marion County Circuit Court through video hyperlink from the Marion County jail.
Siebrasse interrupted court docket proceedings to ask why his public defender was asking for a continuance. Then, not liking the reply and interrupting earlier than it was carried out, Siebrasse issued a river of complaints to the court docket.
Siebrasse knowledgeable Circuit Court Judge Gordon Webb that he’d instructed jail employees he needed his public defender fired, that the general public defender was working for the decide and never Siebrasse.
“I’ve been falsely accused. Even my attorney said what happened was not a crime,” Siebrasse asserted. “I’ve been mistreated in the jail on an almost daily basis. They point weapons at me.”
Then, Siebrasse launched right into a condemnation of your complete Marion County legislation enforcement and judicial communities.
“Y’all are a bunch of tricksters, liars and thieves,” Siebrasse mentioned. “You know for a fact I’m innocent. They’re trying to cover their tracks.”
Then, Siebrasse singled out Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Chris Carter for some particular consideration.
“I’m not your slave, Chris Carter,” Siebrasse mentioned with out indicating how he felt the prosecutor could be making an attempt to enslave him. “I’m not Kunta Kinte,” he added referencing the principle character from Alex Haley’s “Roots.”
Then, Siebrasse knowledgeable the court docket that it wasn’t simply your complete inhabitants of Marion County that is aware of he is harmless. Also, Siebrasse mentioned whereas he is not responsible of the crime he is been accused of, he’s “guilty” of one thing.
“The whole entire world knows I’m innocent,” Siebrasse proclaimed. “Charge me with love in the first degree and I’ll plead guilty right now.”
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