Forum staff reports, Published December 11 2012
Serial burglar, accused of peeping in Moorhead, found unfit for trial
A civil commitment hearing will be held within the next week or so in Clay County District Court for 28-year-old Juan Quevedo, said his public defender, Joe Parise.
Parise said he sought a mental evaluation of Quevedo after his Sept. 10 arrest. A doctor evaluated Quevedo in October, and the results that were just returned found him unfit to proceed, Parise said.
“This has been an issue we were concerned about months ago,” he said.
Judge Steven Cahill suspended the criminal proceedings against Quevedo Tuesday morning. Parise said the goal is for Quevedo to get the help he needs and eventually be found fit to proceed again.
In the meantime, Quevedo will be moved from the Clay County Jail, where he was being held on a probation violation, to a hospital setting until the civil commitment hearing, Parise said.
Quevedo was sentenced Aug. 30 to time served in jail, restitution and five years of supervised probation for burglarizing two Moorhead insurance agencies and trying to break into a third.
He’s now accused of looking into a window on Sept. 10 in the 800 block of 13th Street North. He was arrested on a probation violation and charged with interference with privacy.