A Frankfort man accused of causing a 10-hour standoff in South Frankfort and shooting at police appeared in court Thursday about an administrative “snag” in getting his medication.
William Durham, 60, is charged with three counts of attempted murder of a police officer and two counts of wanton endangerment after the March 29 standoff with city and state police at Salem Square Apartments on East Fourth Street.
In Durham’s court appearance July 18, Franklin Circuit Judge Thomas Wingate ordered him to receive a shot of Haloperidol, a prescription used to treat schizophrenia, every four weeks.
It was decided then that someone from Comprehensive Care Center would administer the shot at its office, but there was a “snag” in the arrangement and the medicine wasn’t administered, Cleveland said.
Cleveland requested Thursday’s hearing on his motion that a representative from Comprehensive Care go to Franklin County Regional Jail, where Durham is being held on a more than $500,000 cash bond, to administer the shot.
A representative from Comprehensive Care agreed to the order in court Thursday and said he would give the shot then or today.
Like in his last court appearance, Durham made a few requests of the court, asking Wingate when there would be a trial, if he could get counseling, and if he could be housed in a different section of the jail.
“They got me on the psych floor with no clothes,” Durham said.
Wingate said he would talk to jail officials after Durham starts taking his medication.
At a disability hearing last month, a staff psychiatrist from the Kentucky Correctional Psychiatric Center said that Durham is competent to stand trial as long as he is on medication.
Durham will remain on the medication until a plea is entered or the case goes through trial.
During the standoff, neighbors told The State Journal Durham was weaning himself from the medication that he had taken for more than 20 years.