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POSTED: June 24, 2010 9:45 a.m.
AUGUSTA - A judge is considering whether to order a battery of psychiatric tests for an ex-national guardsman charged with impersonating a U.S. Army soldier at Fort Gordon after he convinced military officials to hand him high-tech equipment.

Authorities arrested Anthony Todd Saxon, 34, on the Army post last week after military police found him with stun grenades, a land mine and a laser targeting sight.

Authorities say he told his wife and family he worked at the base and was to be deployed on a secretive mission to Iraq or Afghanistan.

Saxon's father Hugh said at a court hearing Monday his son needed psychological treatment, and prosecutors said in a court filing this week it would help determine whether he is suffering from a mental defect.


 

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