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Guardsman not guilty by reason of insanity in vehicle theft

(AP) An Army National Guard officer accused of stealing an armored personnel carrier from a Virginia base and leading police on a more than 60-mile chase has been found not guilty by reason of insanity on two charges.

Joshua Phillip Yabut, 30, was ordered to Central State Hospital on Aug. 19, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported. Doctors will determine whether he should be committed indefinitely or released with conditions.

Judge Paul W. Cella accepted the not-guilty-by-reason-of-insanity pleas for charges in Nottoway County of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and bond violation. Yabut had been accused of violating bond after reportedly taking a trip to Iraq .

Yabut has been charged in Richmond with eluding police during the June 5 chase. A disposition is scheduled for next month.

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