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Published January 27, 2011, 04:27 PM

Fergus Falls 'Soul Collector' Ordered to Undergo Mental Evaluation

A judge has ordered the man who called himself a "soul collector" to undergo a mental evaluation. Timothy Peterson of Fergus Falls was charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his neighbor.

By: WDAZ Staff Reports,

A judge has ordered the man who called himself a "soul collector" to undergo a mental evaluation.

Timothy Peterson of Fergus Falls was charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his neighbor earlier this month and telling him he was "collecting his soul".

According to the criminal complaint, Ivan "Skip" Mallas was working in his garage early Sunday when Peterson approached him and allegedly began chanting while first trying to cut off some of Mallas' toes.

Mallas says Peterson then tried to slit his throat, scalp him and stab him in the chest while telling Mallas that he needed to "collect his soul."

The Daily Journal reports that after Peterson left, Mallas fled to a neighbor's house. Mallas was treated for wounds to his cheek, both hands and left foot.

Peterson had his initial appearance in Otter Tail District court earlier this week, where the evaluation was ordered.

He is being held on $500,000 bond.

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