A mentally ill man who ran over a police officer almost a year ago will be committed to a state psychiatric facility for treatment, according to Insidenova reports.
A circuit judge said Friday he agreed with the findings of mental health experts and ordered that Robert Washington III be treated at a state hospital.
It is unclear what conditions he suffers from.
Patch reported earlier this summer that Washington was found not guilty by reason of insanity in June of charges he faced in connection with the injury of Manassas Park Police Officer Brian Sproule.
Washington had been charged with attempted murder of an area police officer and malicious wounding of a law enforcement officer.
Prosecutors agreed during a preliminary hearing in March to drop Washington’s two lesser charges — leaving the scene of an accident and drug possession.
Sproule was run over by a white Buick in the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 2011 while responding to an incident in the Brandy Station neighborhood of Manassas Park. Testimony revealed Sproule shot Washington as he tried to leave the scene.
Both were treated at Fairfax Hospital. Washington was released after one week of treatment. Sproule received 15 staples in his head and was released.
Sproule declined to comment on the verdict.