A 26-year-old Kerrville man accused of two counts of indecency with a child sexual contact has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will go to the North Texas State Hospital in Vernon.

Jacob Smith remains in the Kerr County Jail awaiting transfer to the facility in North Texas.

Smith was accused of an incident April 30 in the 1300 block of East Jefferson Street, where a woman reported seeing a man expose himself near her yard, where she was standing with her young son. She told police the man, who she believed to be Smith, saw both of them looking at him and made no attempt to close his pants or cover himself.

Smith also was the main suspect in a March 8 incident in the 1200 block of East Jefferson Street, in which a woman reported a man with his pants around his ankles touching himself on her porch.

She went upstairs, retrieved a gun, opened the front door and discharged a round into the ground next to the man, who quickly departed. She told police she feared for her life.

According to 216th Assistant District Attorney Lucy Wilke, Smith was examined by a psychiatrist in August and was deemed incompetent to stand trial.

"He will stay (at the facility) until he becomes competent," Wilke said. "They can keep him there as long as the maximum sentence of his case would have been. In this case, that would be 10 years."

Smith's attorney, Patrick O'Fiel, confirmed his client was ruled incompetent, but declined further comment, citing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act laws that prevent disclosure of a person's medical history.

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