Mental competency hearing for Iowa man postponed

The mental competency of a Wapello County man arrested nearly four years ago, following a high speed chase through southeast Iowa, has still not been determined.

According to online court records, Justin Raymond Jacobs, 31, was scheduled to have a competency hearing on Tuesday. That hearing has been pushed back until March of next year.

Jacobs has been in custody since October 2009 after he was shot by a state trooper following a pursuit from Centerville to Seymour, Iowa.

The chase began after Centerville police attempted to pull Jacobs over on suspicion of drunk driving. Jacobs tried to elude police until Iowa State troopers used stop sticks to disable his vehicle in Seymour.

Jacobs attempted to flee the scene and was shot by State Trooper Chris Spencer.

Jacobs also faces unrelated criminal charges in Missouri. He has been determined to be incompetent to stand trial in Missouri.