Criminal case to proceed against man accused of attacking Wyoming County Sheriff

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BUFFALO, NY (WIVB) Prosecutors are free to proceed with a criminal case against the man accused of attacking the Wyoming County Sheriff on an Attica roadside last December.

Doctors at the Rochester Psychiatric Center have determined that Lynn Hall, 48, is now mentally fit to stand trial on charges of Attempted Murder, Attempted Assault and Criminal Possession of a Weapon.

On a Tuesday morning in December, Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was driving to work in an unmarked car when Hall apparently recognized him and urged him to pull over. “He told me he was gonna kill me,” said Sheriff Rudolph. “So there’s no doubt in my mind he knew exactly what he was doing  and what he prepared for, and I look forward to the opportunity to testify.”

Hall is accused of starting a physical altercation with the sheriff, holding a knife to him and attempting to get the sheriff’s handgun. Two newspaper deliverers and an off-duty State trooper came to Sheriff Rudolph’s assistance until Hall could be placed in handcuffs.

Hall was deemed mentally unfit to stand trial last winter, but that determination changed this week, according to Donald O’Geen, the district attorney of Wyoming County. “He has been transferred to the Niagara County jail and he will be appearing in the Wyoming County Court on June 6, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.”

The reason Hall is being held in the Niagara County Jail is to avoid any conflict of interest at the Wyoming County Jail, which Sheriff Rudolph is in charge of.

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