After being examined for fitness three times and being found twice to be fit to stand trial and once to be unfit for trial, the man charged with escaping from the Vandalia Correctional Center in September 2014, will undergo a fourth examination. 23-year old Marcus Battice appeared in Fayette Court on Friday for a pre-trial hearing. To begin the hearing, Assistant State’s Attorney Brenda Mathis informed the court that Battice, who has been back in custody of the Fayette County Jail for the last few weeks had not been taking his medication. Due to that information, the prosecution will be getting dates on which Battice refused his medication. Following that issue, the matter of another examination was argued. Just three weeks prior on September 2, a defense motion for a fitness examination to decide if the defendant is fit to stand trial was denied and the court informed public defender Ed Potter that the defense must provide evidence as to their argument that Battice was not sane at the time of his alleged escape. During Friday’s hearing, the court approved for an examination to be done by Dr. Cuneo to determine if Battice was or was not sane at the time of the alleged escape. A status hearing on the matter is now set for November 1 at 10am at which time it is expected that results from that evaluation will be presented.