JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
An order was filed on Monday to commit a St. Louis man accused of bringing a gun to the Missouri Capitol last year.
Alok Rohra, 37, was charged last year with illegal gun possession and armed criminal action. Cole County Circuity Judge Jon Beetem filed the order to commit Rohra to the custody of the Department of Mental health for six months for competency evaluation.
According to previous reporting, police said Rohra told officers he brought a gun in the bag to show Gov. Mike Parson. Officers allegedly told Rohra he couldn't bring the weapon into the building and asked him to return to his vehicle.
Officers later discovered Rohra is a convicted felon, which prevents him from owning guns, according to previous reporting. Rohra reportedly agreed to let police officers search his vehicle parked in the 200 block of Broadway Street, where police allegedly found a gun, ammunition and a bowie knife.