A man accused of attempting to attack Circuit Court Judge Cindee Matyas in court last summer has been charged with attempted assault in the first and second degrees.

Jason Andrew Boyar, 46, was in court in July on a resisting arrest charge. After being warned several times for his language and refusing to follow the court’s directive, Boyar was advised he was at risk of being held in contempt or having his release agreement revoked.

He then became highly agitated, and allegedly picked up a microphone and whipped it “catapult style” toward the judge, according to court documents.

The court found Boyar mentally unfit to proceed in his defense and he was sent to the Oregon State Hospital. The assault charges were delayed while the court waited for the results of a psychological evaluation. 

Boyar was eventually deemed fit to stand trial, District Attorney Ron Brown said. 

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