Six months after the attack on a judge and deputy inside the Grays Harbor County courthouse, the man accused in the bloodshed is ready to face charges.
The man accused of wounding a deputy and a judge during a violent courthouse outburst has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
A judge issued the order on Wednesday at the Grays Harbor Courthouse where new security measures have been put into place since the incident.
Visitors are no longer free to come and go from the courthouse following the incident in which Steven Kravetz allegedly went berserk. Because his alleged actions were bizarre, his attorney requested a psychiatric review and a judge agreed.
Kravetz is accused of attacking a sheriff's deputy and a judge inside the courthouse main floor last month. He was captured a day later when his own mother turn him in.
The injured judge, David Edwards, returned to work almost immediately while Grays Harbor County Deputy Polly Davin returned to her job last week.
Davin was shot with her own gun after Kravetz allegedly grabbed it from her.
"I was hit in the upper arm," she said.
Kravetz is also accused of stabbing her twice, in the cheek and in the throat.
"It's a very important part of the body. And had that puncture wound been any deeper, I probably wouldn't be sitting here," she said.
Despite the close call, Devin said she was eager to return to work and face any fears the attack may have left behind.
"I've gone back to the scene and looked at it, and it didn't bring up any sort of anxiety or anything like that," she said. The location of the attack has been turned into a security checkpoint in the wake of the incident.
Davin added she wanted to return to work because she is a lead detective on the disappearance of Lindsey Baum.
"I'd like to see that tip come in that's going to put everything all together," she said.
As Davin worked, Kravetz appeared in courtroom next door, charged with attempted murder in the attack. But Davin paid him little mind.
"Since this happened, Mr. Kravetz really hasn't been a part of my life. It's been about the recovery process," she said.
Kravetz was escorted under heavy security back to the Mason County Jail in Shelton where he being kept to avoid any conflict of interest issues with the deputy.
KOMO’s Carleen Johnson has the details of the competency issues for Steven Kravetz that have held up the case.