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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A judge has ruled a Sioux Falls man shot by a sheriff's deputy is competent to proceed with assault charges against him.

Authorities say George Rinzy Jr. charged at a deputy with a knife before he was shot last May in the Minnehaha County Jail parking lot. Rinzy was hospitalized for two days before he was transferred to the jail.

Rinzy's attorneys requested a competency evaluation on his behalf. Prosecutor Mandi Mowery argued in court Wednesday that Rinzy may have mental health issues, but he's able to understand court proceedings.

Judge Timothy Tucker agreed.

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The Argus Leader reports Rinzy is charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, among other counts. He's scheduled to go to trial on Sept. 16.

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Information from: Argus Leader, http://www.argusleader.com

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