Greenville
9:16 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Judge rules defendant incompetent

A man charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a Greenville teenager who later was found murdered has been found incompetent to stand trial.

The attorney for Terry Dwayne Ramsire was seeking to suppress statements Ramsire allegedly made to law enforcement officials last year due to questions over Ramsire’s mental competency.

During a hearing Thursday in the 354th District Court, Judge Richard A. Beacom  issued an agreed judgment as to Ramsire’s incompetency and ordered him committed to a mental health facility, “for future examination and treatment toward specific objective of the Defendant attaining competency to stand trial.”

The judgment indicated that neither the prosecution nor the defense had sought a trial to determine competency and did not oppose the ruling.

Beacom ordered a mental examination for Ramsire in January.

Ramsire, 50, received two indictments from the Hunt County grand jury in September 2012; one for aggravated sexual assault of a child and another for indecency with a child by sexual contact, alleging he sexually assaulted Alicia Chanta Moore on multiple occasions during July 2012. Ramsire has pleaded not guilty.

Ramsire was arrested on the charges on Aug. 23, 2012 and has remained in custody at the Hunt County Jail since that time in lieu of a total of $70,000 bond.