Central Ohio man accused of having explosive devices is committed to psychiatric hospital


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COLUMBUS, Ohio — A central Ohio man who was found mentally incompetent to stand trial for having explosive devices in his home has been committed to a state psychiatric hospital.

Fifty-six-year-old Mark Kulis was committed to the facility after a judge in Columbus ruled that a six-month psychiatric treatment program had failed to restore him to a point where he could understand the charges against him and assist his lawyer. He will now be held indefinitely.

Officers who went to the house in January found six improvised explosive devices, bomb-making materials, several firearms and ammunition. The house was in foreclosure.

Authorities say rambling writings in the home indicated Kulis believed he was sovereign citizen not bound by most laws. Deputies say he was carrying a loaded revolver when arrested.

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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