SLAYTON — A Slayton resident arrested for arson in July was ruled mentally ill by a judge Monday and was committed to a psychiatric facility.

Lamont Cannon Jr., 22, of Slayton, faced multiple felony charges as a result of an incident in which he was accused of intentionally setting fires inside his own apartment.

At a hearing Monday, Fifth Judicial District Judge Leland Bush heard testimony from Cannon and from a psychiatric examiner who had interviewed Cannon. He then ruled that Cannon should be committed, with his competency evaluated every three months.

Bush's order expires in six months unless extended in a subsequent hearing.

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