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Berger's case continued due to mental health status

Brian Berger's case was continued because results from a mental evaluation found he was incapable to proceed. (Source: NHC Jail) Brian Berger's case was continued because results from a mental evaluation found he was incapable to proceed. (Source: NHC Jail)
Berger had gained access to several weapons, including air guns, rifles, a switch blade, sword and a crossbow, without LaNasa's consent. (Source: WECT) Berger had gained access to several weapons, including air guns, rifles, a switch blade, sword and a crossbow, without LaNasa's consent. (Source: WECT)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was in court Tuesday morning for violating his probation in June.

Berger's case was continued because results from a sealed mental evaluation found he was incapable to proceed. The state is requesting a second screening by a state certified professional within 30 days.

The judge wants to look into getting Berger treatment and medications to assist him in his mental health so the he can be capable to proceed with this case.

Berger was arrested in June after a citizen reported hearing the sound of gun shots coming from the home he was staying at in Beech Mountain.

Justin LaNasa, who owns the home, said he was letting Berger stay there to relax and go fishing. He was not there during the incident.

Berger had gained access to several weapons, including air guns, rifles, a switch blade, sword and a crossbow, without LaNasa's consent.

Berger will remain in custody until his next court date, August 26 and the weapons seized will be returned to LaNasa.

Berger could potentially face charges in Johnston County and Avery County for his recent alleged criminal activity.

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