Man charged in courthouse shooting to undergo mental evaluation

Scene of the shooting in February

Circuit Court Judge Michael Baxley has ordered Curtis Gorny, the man charged in the shooting at the Chesterfield County Courthouse on February 13th, to be mentally evaluated at the SC Department of Mental Health or the SC Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, according to court documents.

Gorny shot Olivia Weaver, 21, and her stepfather, Johnnie Nolan, outside the Chesterfield County Courthouse. Both survived the shooting.

The day of the shooting he was supposed to attend a hearing where he was ordered to pay child support, deputies said.

Instead, they say he waited and fired on Weaver and Nolan.

Gorny is accused of leading deputies on a 12-mile chase through several communities before being arrested in Pageland.

He's charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of Violent Crime, Failure to Stop For a Blue Light, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Resisting Arrest.

Court documents say the judge has reason to believe Gorny may lack the competency to understand criminal proceedings or to assist with the defense as a result of a lack of mental competence.

The evaluation is expected to begin in 30 days.

Gorny is being held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center.