Man accused of stabbing woman faces state hospital commitment

Photo of Philip M. Wolff courtesy Twin Falls County Sheriff's Office.
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A magistrate judge ordered a man accused of stabbing a Twin Falls woman in November to at least 90 days at a state-run treatment center.

On Wedneday, Judge Keith M. Walker signed off on sending Philip M. Wolff to Idaho State Hospital South.

The order said a competency evaluation by a clinical psychologist found Wolff not competent to proceed nor competent to make treatment decisions.

The courts gave the Department of Health and Welfare custody of Wolff for up to 90 days for care and treatment at the Blackfoot facility. In the meantime, the case against Wolff has been suspended. Wolff was charged with aggravated battery in November following the alleged stabbing.

The DHW will conduct an evaluation of Wolff’s mental condition and report the findings to the court, court documents said.

INITIAL STORY (12/22/2017):
A man accused of stabbing a Twin Falls woman in mid-November could be committed to the state.

On Friday, the courts recommended committing Philip Wolff, 33, to State Hospital South.

The order could be submitted as early as next week.

Wolff has been charged with aggravated battery after allegedly stabbing a woman with at 3-inch knife. The woman who was stabbed survived the incident.

Wolff’s next hearing is slated for early February.

See previously reported stories related to this incident here.

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