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August 24, 2009
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Tahoe City's John McKnight faces Sept. 8 pretrial hearing

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — A Placer County judge in early September will review the psychiatric status of Tahoe City resident John McKnight, who faces nine criminal charges for allegedly threatening a local neighborhood in June.

On Monday, Barry Jones, a public defender for Placer County who represents McKnight, 61, presented results of McKnight’s confidential psychiatric evaluation, ordered by Judge Trilla Bahrke at a July 20 pretrial hearing, to the Placer County District Attorney’s office for review.

McKnight appeared Monday before Bahrke at the Placer County Superior Court in Tahoe City, where Bahrke set a 10 a.m., Sept. 8, hearing to review the evaluation’s findings.

He is held on nine criminal charges stemming from a June incident in the Lake Forest neighborhood, where he allegedly waved a loaded gun and threatened residents while intoxicated. McKnight remains in custody at Placer County Jail in Auburn on $106,316.25 bail.

In all, McKnight is charged with four felonies and five misdemeanors — two felony assault with a firearm charges, two felony criminal threats charges, one felony possession of a deadly weapon charge, two misdemeanor DUI-related charges, one misdemeanor concealed firearm in a vehicle charge and one misdemeanor carrying a loaded weapon charge.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Aug 24, 2009 04:12PM Published Aug 24, 2009 04:08PM Copyright 2009 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.