Catherine Hoggle Appears in Court, Defense Files Motion to Dismiss (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)
Catherine Hoggle appeared in a Rockville courtroom on Nov. 23rd for a status hearing about her competency and the judge assigned to the hearing also ruled against a defense motion that was filed to dismiss the charges against her in district court.
After the hearing, defense attorney David Felsen fielded questions about that motion and about his client’s competency.
Judge William Simmons said the doctors at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital have determined in their most recent report that Catherine Hoggle remains incompetent to face the charges against her.
Hoggle, who is 29-years-old, has been held for over a year now and she is being treated for mental health issues at the state hospital. She was the last known person to see her children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in September of 2014. When she is determined mentally competent, she faces charges of neglect, hindering and obstruction in their disappearance.
During the hearing, Judge Simmons sent a new status court date on Hoggle’s competency for 9 a.m. on Feb. 22, 2016.
Hoggle, who was handcuffed, never addressed the judge during the hearing. She did confer with her attorney. At one point during the hearing, Troy Turner, the missing children’s father, moved from his seat in the courtroom so that he was directly behind her. Afterwards, he said he moved his seat so he could hear what was being said at the defense table.
Outside the courtroom, Turner said he telephoned Catherine Hoggle on Nov. 20th, which was their daughter’s fifth birthday. According to Turner, he talked to her for 16 minutes. During that call, he hoped to learn where he could find their missing children.
Catherine’s mother, Lindsey Hoggle, told reporters that her daughter’s progress towards competency has nose dived since her September hearing. She’s afraid to go to jail, Lindsey said of her daughter, saying that she believes Catherine feels safe at the state hospital.
UPDATED Catherine Hoggle appeared in front of District Court Judge Holly Reed, III on Sept. 27th for a status hearing in Rockville. It was the first time she had been in court since June. During the Tuesday hearing, Reed reported that doctors at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital have evaluated Hoggle and determined that she […]
The competency of Catherine Hoggle is scheduled to be discussed at a status hearing in District Court on Tuesday morning in Rockville. Hoggle has been treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital for the past two years. She is the last known person to have seen her children, Sarah and Jacob […]
The father of two missing children has launched an online petition on the Change.org website. The focus of the petition, Troy Turner said, “is simply bringing my kids home.” It will be two years next month since his young daughter and son, Jacob and Sarah Hoggle, disappeared from their Clarksburg home. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, […]
It’s been almost two years since siblings Sarah and Jacob Hoggle disappeared from their Clarksburg home in September of 2014. Their mother, Catherine Hoggle, is the last known person to have seen the two children, and she has been charged by police with neglect, obstruction and hindering. She has been found incompetent to stand trial, […]
With her long hair pulled back and wearing eyeglasses, a handcuffed Catherine Hoggle was brought inside a Rockville district courtroom on June 28th for a status hearing in the case of her missing children, Sarah and Jacob. She glanced back towards her mother who was sitting in the third row at least once during the […]
UPDATED Catherine Hoggle is expected to appear in district court for a status hearing on June 28th in Rockville. Hoggle is the last known person to have seen her missing children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared from their Clarksburg home in September of 2014. She remains at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital where she […]
Lindsey Hoggle, the mother of Catherine Hoggle and the grandmother of missing Sarah and Jacob Hoggle, has written a letter to The Washington Post about mental illness and incarceration. Her daughter, Catherine Hoggle, is being treated for mental health issues at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital in Jessup, Maryland. Catherine is believed to be last […]
Judge Eugene Wolfe has denied a request by state prosecutors to hire a psychiatrist to conduct an independent competency evaluation of Catherine Hoggle, according to court documents posted online by The Washington Post. “The defendant is being evaluated by a team of medical professionals at Clifton T. Perkins State Hospital and their opinion of the […]
State’s Attorney John McCarthy said he is preparing for the upcoming April 25th competency hearing in the case of Catherine Hoggle. Hoggle is the last known person to have seen her missing children, Sarah and Jacob, before they disappeared in Sept. of 2014. She continues to receive treatment for mental health issues at Clifton T. […]
In this MyMCMedia Extra, Troy Turner says he appreciates the community’s support and interest in the case of his two children who disappeared from their Clarksburg home in Sept. of 2014. He said it means a lot to him that people still care. Turner said he hopes to get an age progressed photo of the […]