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Federal judge orders psychiatric exam for Oklahoma student who bought guns

A federal judge has ordered a psychiatric exam for Timmy Dean Eike, 18, of Woodward. Eike is accused of illegally buying a rifle and shotgun this month. Eike was arrested after a taxi driver reported Eike talked of avoiding arrest for murder and of hiding bodies.
by Nolan Clay Published: July 27, 2012

A federal judge Friday ordered a psychiatric examination for a young Woodward man who was arrested after a witness reported he had talked of avoiding arrest for murder.

Timmy Dean Eike, 18, is accused in a federal charge in Oklahoma City of buying a shotgun and rifle illegally in July by lying on purchase forms.

He was arrested Tuesday in Woodward.

A search warrant affidavit filed Friday revealed that Eike admitted in April to once having a “hit list.”

Eike made the admission to a Woodward police officer, Jack Brown, who spoke to him because he had talked at school about committing suicide, the affidavit shows.

“Eike told officer Brown that he had created a list of names years ago that he would like to kill because ‘they did him wrong,'” Deputy U.S. Marshal Callen Stephens wrote in the affidavit requesting a search of the young man's home.

“Eike stated this was destroyed in a house fire.”

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Bacharach ordered the examination after a prosecutor requested it and Eike's defense attorney did not oppose it.

The examination is to determine first whether Eike has mental issues that make him mentally incompetent to assist in his defense. The examination also is to determine whether Eike was insane at the time of the alleged offenses.

The judge recommended Eike be evaluated at a federal medical center.

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by Nolan Clay
Sr. Reporter
Nolan Clay was born in Oklahoma and has worked as a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1985. He covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials and witnessed bomber Tim McVeigh's execution. His investigative reports have brought down public officials,...
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