DOTHAN, Ala (WDHN)— Houston County Judge Larry Anderson has ordered a mental evaluation for a Dothan man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at the Dothan Library.

According to the court order, Anthony Paul Salmon, 38, of Dothan intends to plead not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect.

The order states that Salmon will undergo a mental outpatient examination by a psychologist with the Alabama Department of Mental Health. This will determine if he has the mental capacity to stand trial.

According to the order, the court has received information revealing Salmon may lack the ability to assist in his defense.

Salmon is accused of sexually assaulting a woman, and attempting to rape her at the Dothan Library. He is charged with one count of sexual abuse in the first degree, and one count of attempted rape in the first degree.

Salmon is held in the Houston County Jail on a combined $750,000 bond. 

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