Man accused of assault with dangerous weapon committed to mental-health facility

    (Payne County Detention Center)

    A man, who's accused of getting into a physical altercation with a knife at a business, was committed to the custody of the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services on Friday.

    Beasley Technology alleges Joel Otto Walker returned to its business in Cushing, Oklahoma, on Oct. 3, 2016, after being asked to leave an hour and a half prior to the incident and re-entered with malicious intent.

    It took four employees to subdue Walker and his weapon, the business said.

    Walker was faced several charges, including maiming, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and threatening an act of violence, for the alleged altercation.

    Walker's status will be reviewed in court again on Jan. 21, 2020.

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