State Hospital Finds Hoggle Not Competent to Stand Trial
That psychiatric evaluation on the Clarksburg mom who has been charged in connection with her children’s disappearance, was submitted on Monday, Felsen said.
In the filing made on Tuesday, Felsen says Hoggle’s mental state has deteriorated since she was visited by Montgomery County Police at Perkins on Oct. 1 so much so that it has required “emergency medication” to treat her. Felsen also says Hoggle had stopped eating. The court filing requests a court order for all subpoenaed information from the Montgomery County Police, for two police detectives to appear for a deposition and for charges against Hoggle to be dismissed. Hoggle is charged with neglect, abduction and hindering a police investigation. Felsen alleges police met with Hoggle on more than one occasion despite being told she was represented by an attorney and before a competency report was completed on her mental state.
Felsen would not comment to MyMCMedia Wednesday on the Perkins’ competency finding he revealed in his court filing.
“I don’t think it’s right to comment at this time,” he said.
Ramon Korionoff, spokesman for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office said “there was nothing new on Catherine Hoggle at this point.”
But, the family of the two missing kids, Jacob 2 and Sarah who turns 4 on Thursday tell MyMCMedia the competency report does not make a difference to their search to bring the children home. State’s Attorney John McCarthy had filed a request with the court that Hoggle be temporarily remanded to the police so she could show police where she left the children in early September. That request was denied by Judge Eugene Wolfe on Nov. 6. McCarthy had promised to refile that request if the hospital report showed Hoggle to be competent.
Catherine Hoggle’s mother, Lindsey Hoggle told MyMCMedia Wednesday she isn’t depending on her daughter to tell her where her grandchildren can be found.
“At this point we are realize we can’t depend on the fact that she is going to take us there,” Lindsey Hoggle said. This weekend the family continues what has been an every weekend, if not daily, vigil of searches and flier distributions to look for the kids. Searches are planned again this weekend, she said..
“It’s been a rough week,” Lindsey Hoggle said.
Since the children were last seen with their mother in early September, Catherine Hoggle; Troy Turner, the father of the missing children; Catherine Hoggle and Turner’s older son and now Sarah have had birthdays.
Turner said Thursday won’t be easy.
“It’s her birthday. I’ll spend it like I spent mine, looking for my kids. I’m going to find my kids,” Turner told MyMCMedia Wednesday.
Lindsey Hoggle said she believes perhaps the ruling on incompetency might help to get her daughter on a medication plan to help stabilize her mental state. Family have said Catherine Hoggle is a diagnosed schizophrenic. She’s been treated through in-patient and outpatient facilities for her mental condition, according to family.
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 […]