Following a report submitted to Judge Tim Weaver, filed in the clerk’s office on November 27,  by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health Services, Arkansas State Hospital regarding the evaluation of David Wayne Hammonds.

On Tuesday, Judge Tim Weaver signed an Order stating that “the Defendant is herein determined to be competent to proceed to trial in this case and has the ability to assist in the preparation and conduct of his own defense.”

Prosecuting Attorney, Holly Meyer, filed Aggravating Circumstances in the case, “Justifying the imposition of the death penalty outweighing any mitigating circumstances.”

Hammonds was evaluated on whether he was competent to stand trial in the Capital Murder case where Hammonds has been charged with the murder of Charlie Johnson and the attempted murder of Candace Johnson in June of 2016.

The Sun Times reported on this tragedy when it first occurred. According to court documents David Wayne Hammond walked into a local business and opened fire. Owners Charlie and Candace Johnson were both shot.

Hammonds fled the scene and multiple law enforcement agencies, which included state, local, and surrounding counties, initiated an exhaustive manhunt for the suspect.  Within hours he was taken into custody. He is currently being held in the Cleburne County Jail without bond.

Look to The Sun Times for further developments in this  case.