The man accused of killing a Hannibal woman and severely injuring her husband and a police officer in separate incidents has been deemed “legally competent” to stand trial.

The man accused of killing a Hannibal woman and severely injuring her husband and a police officer in separate incidents has been deemed “legally competent” to stand trial.

A mental exam was ordered for Timothy Brokes, Jr., who faces multiple felony charges stemming from a crime spree in mid-January 2016 that ended with the death of Brittany Gauch and separate assaults of Aaron Gauch and Monroe City police office Travis Pugh.

The mental exam was completed earlier in 2017 and applies to charges from all three of the separate incidents. According to Marion County Prosecuting Attorney David Clayton, no trial date has been set for Brokes.

“The defense previously filed a motion to suppress evidence and statements and (a hearing) is scheduled for Sept. 21 at 8 a.m.,” Clayton said in an e-mail. The case was before 10th Circuit Presiding Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd on Monday for a trial setting.

According to probable cause statements filed in the crimes, Brokes stole his father's truck and went to a home just west of the Hannibal city limits, where he shot and subsequently ran over Aaron Gauch. He then allegedly went to a home on Summer St. in Hannibal and shot Brittany Gauch at close range with a rifle.

Brokes then fled the scene with June Smith. The pair was spotted in Monroe City the next day. When officer Pugh engaged with Brokes, a shootout ensued, resulting in injuries to both Pugh and Brokes.

Court documents allege Brokes and the Gauches used drugs together prior to the assault and murder.

Smith was convicted of hindering prosecution last year.

Clayton and Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Talley Kendrick are prosecuting the case. Brokes is being represented by Raymond Legg, a prominent Northeast Missouri criminal defense attorney.

Brokes is being held at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, Mo., where he is serving time on a possession charge.