Man charged in fatal Mahtowa hit-and-run will not face trial

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Carlton Co. Sheriff's Office

Man charged in fatal Mahtowa hit-and-run will not face trial

August 9, 2014 Updated Aug 9, 2014 at 6:21 PM CST

Carlton, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The man charged in a fatal hit and run at a Mahtowa rest stop last June will not face trial at this time after a mental evaluation found him to be "mentally ill and dangerous."

According to our partners at the Duluth News Tribune, 55–year–old Gregory Allen Scherber was found to be unable to tell right from wrong when he allegedly stuck and killed rest stop janitor Greg Blackburn on June 19th, 2013.

Scherber was charged with criminal vehicular homicide and fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle, both of which are felonies.

The State Patrol says the incident prompted a 25 mile pursuit of Scherber, which ended after his truck went into a ditch in Hermantown.

Authorities said Scherber believed the Native Mob was after him, and that the FB– had hung up on him earlier that day.

Scherber is waiting to be transferred from the Carlton County Jail to a facility in Saint Peter that takes commitments for the mentally ill and dangerous.

Billy Wagness
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