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Judge orders evaluation of Youngstown mayoral candidate

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Municipal Judge Elizabeth Kobly has ordered a forensic evaluation of independent candidate for mayor, John Crea.

Crea, who was arrested early Wednesday, appeared for video arraignment from the Mahoning County Jail.

A warrant was issued for Crea's arrest after a judge learned that he had missed an appointment for a psychological evaluation and allegedly threatened to kill a man outside a Midlothian Boulevard apartment Monday night.

Crea, who occasionally spoke French during his arraignment, faces three counts of aggravated menacing.

Attorney James Denney who was representing Crea, filed a notice saying he doesn't believe Crea is competent to  stand trial.

Crea's bond was set at $15,000 and his next court hearing is scheduled for October 23.

Crea's recent behavior attracted the attention of Judge Robert Millich, who issued the arrest warrant.

This past weekend, the reverend Lou Macklin of Holy Trinity church told 21 News that he ended his Sunday service early when he says Crea acted in a bizarre manner, causing alarm among members of the congregation.

Crea is on probation for aggravated menacing stemming from an incident outside city hall this month.

Mahoning County Sheriff Jerry Green tells us Crea slapped a deputy while being finger printed at the jail.

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