Man Who Fatally Stabbed Pasco Bus Driver Will Get Mental Evaluation
A mental health (psych) evaluation has been ordered for the man accused of fatally stabbing a Pasco school bus driver in September.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL IT TAKE PLACE?
34-year-old Joshua Dian Davis will be taken to Medical Lake Hospital according to court documents and proceedings from Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court.
Davis appeared in court by phone, he's being held on $1 million dollar bail. Davis, say Pasco Police, drove his own vehicle into Pasco, parking near the neighborhood where the assault took place.
He then reportedly ran up to the bus. Richard Lenhart, the slain driver, opened the doors to see what he wanted. Davis then reported boarded the bus, and asked if it went to Road 100. When told it did not, Davis then turned and appeared to be leaving, but abruptly spun around and stabbed Lenhart.
He then got off the bus and waited for Police, but according to reports would not answer questions.
After being stabbed, Lenhart's foot slipped off the brake, causing the bus to roll forward before it slowly crashed into a tree and some landscaping.
HOW LONG WILL IT DELAY HIS CRIMINAL CASE?
According to court records, after talking with the investigator in the jail, Davis' defense attorney requested the mental evaluation.
It will delay his criminal court proceedings until early November.