More than two months after police said he stabbed his mother with a steak knife in a Lodi apartment, a judge ordered Chad Elliott undergo psychological treatment at an assisted living facility in Stockton.
Last month, a San Joaquin County Superior Court judge ruled Elliott incompetent, preventing him from standing trial. Elliott, 25, faced several charges, including attempted murder. On Thursday, Judge Richard Vlavianos ordered Elliott be transferred from San Joaquin County Jail to Stockton’s Mom and Dad Guest Palace, which treats individuals with mental disabilities and illnesses.
Elliott will live at the facility where he’ll receive treatment and medication until it is ruled he is competent enough to stand trial.
Elliott’s mother, Pamela Swift, who was treated for minor stab wounds and released from a hospital shortly following the incident, appeared in the courtroom. Judge Vlavianos asked Swift if she wished to file a stay-away order against her son. She declined.
Swift, 50, went to visit Elliott at his apartment in the 300 block of West Locust Street and take him shopping on March 16. Lodi police were called to the apartment and found Swift at a neighbor’s apartment, reportedly bleeding from two stab wounds, Lodi police said.
Elliott’s motive and illness haven’t been released.
Elliott, who is also being charged with use of a non-firearm weapon, inflicting great bodily injury and assault, is scheduled to appear in court again on June 27.