(POCATELLO, ID) – A mental health evaluation has been ordered for a man who called in a bomb threat at the Chubbuck Walmart. Brian Lavatta is a schizophrenic, who allegedly called the store April 28 claiming that a bomb was inside. However, court officials want to make sure that Lavatta is fit to stand trial. Idaho law does not allow suspects to use an insanity plea.
Debbie Bryce for the Idaho State Journal
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David Ashby, Idaho State Journal