BURLINGTON, Vermont — Vermont prosecutors say they're going to dismiss assault charges filed against a mentally ill man who was shot and wounded by police during a struggle.
A psychiatrist says the defendant, 35-year-old Isaac Sage of Winooski, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and that he was insane during the alleged assaults and is incompetent to stand trial.
The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/YzkLmv ) quotes Chittenden County State's Attorney T.J. Donovan as saying after a Friday status conference that his office intended to drop the charges against Sage.
Sage pleaded not guilty last month to two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and other charges.
Sage was shot in the leg April 25 after shocks from a stun gun failed to subdue him. He spent three days in jail before being hospitalized.