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Judge orders mental evaluation for Gary Simpson

Published: May. 23, 2016 at 4:01 AM EDT
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Gary Simpson was back in court Monday. He was scheduled to be arraigned, but a judge ordered a mental evaluation for Simpson.

That evaluation could take six weeks. The next court date was set for July 13 at 1 p.m.

Police say Simpson took his niece from school and kept her for about a week, sparking an AMBER Alert.

Simpson's first appearance in court was May 16. Local 8 News was there as Simpson told the judge he didn't understand the kidnapping charges against him.