LIMA — A Waynesfield man accused of attempting to murder his ex-wife pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and waived his rights to a speedy trial in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Monday.
Dale R. Agnew, 47, who was indicted Sept. 13, 2018, by an Allen County grand jury on first-degree felony charges of attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated battery along with a fifth-degree felony charge of possession of criminal tools, entered the not guilty plea orally during a pre-trial hearing in Judge Terri Kohlrieser’s court Monday morning. A formal written plea is expected at a later date.
Agnew has already undergone two competency evaluations. The first evaluation ruled he was not competent to stand trial but suggested he was “restorable.” A second evaluation submitted to the court in April found Agnew competent to stand trial.
Another evaluation is ordered regarding Agnew’s change of plea.
The case has been delayed again as Agnew waived his right to a speedy trial through Sept. 30, granting attorneys an extension on the case.