A Garfield County judge ordered an evaluation for a man accused of choking another man with a chain Sunday.

Matthew Raymond Teepe, 36, was ordered by Special District Judge Paul Woodward to undergo a competency evaluation before his arraignment Wednesday could be completed.

When asked his name, Teepe told the judge it was “Saint Matthew.”

Teepe was charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon and because of prior felony convictions faces 20 year to life in prison on the charge.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid police officers responded to a report of a fight in the 1100 block of North Independence after 6 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told police Teepe had wrapped a chain around a man’s neck and had been dragging him around. The man Teepe attacked told police Teepe accused him of stealing property out of his truck and said Teepe told him he was going to kill him and feed him to the dogs. The man said Teepe wrapped a chain around his neck and then he woke up and saw Teepe jumping over a fence.

Teepe had fled from police and was found hiding under the porch of a home in the 100 block of West Cedar, the affidavit states.

Two officers, one off-duty, approached the porch to see if there was an opening under the steps. As they got under the porch, one of the officers called out to Teepe but did not get a response, according to the affidavit. Teepe then rolled onto his right side, yelling and “holding his hands in a way that led me to believe he had a firearm.” One of the officers fired two or three shots, missing Teepe, and the other fired his Tazer, hitting Teepe in the lower back.

Teepe is being held in lieu of $500,000 bond and was ordered to return to court Nov. 3 for a bond appearance.

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