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.