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Court orders psych evaluation for man accused of escaping custody

A magistrate yesterday ordered a psychiatric evaluation for a man accused of escaping from the Nassau Street Court Complex on September 23.

Chief Magistrate Joyann Ferguson-Pratt ordered the evaluation for 25-year-old London Rahming, who’s currently serving a 15-month sentence for violating the conditions of his bail for attempted murder and causing damage.

Rahming allegedly escaped from the courts on September 23 after the sentence was imposed for cutting off his ankle monitor. Police captured him on September 25 in the Centreville area.

When Rahming made his initial court appearance on Monday, his lawyer Bjorn Ferguson requested a deferral of the arraignment, so that he could produce documents to substantiate his claim that Rahming was not fit to plead.

Yesterday, Ferguson produced a psychiatric report dated April 5, 2022, but the magistrate thought it prudent to have a recent mental evaluation.

Rahming’s case is now set for November 16.

Sergeant Mark Penn was the prosecutor.