A Westminster municipal judge Friday ordered a 72-hour psychiatric analysis for John (Blue Moon) Odom, who has been in the Orange County Jail for three days on charges of assault stemming from an incident in which he held his wife hostage.
Judge Michael J. Beecher also ordered Odom, a former major league pitcher with the Oakland A's, to appear before him again on Tuesday.
Originally, Odom had been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon, but that was reduced to five misdemeanor assault charges. Bail has been set at $10,000.
On Tuesday night, Odom, apparently despondent for failure to land a job after six months of trying, had an emotional breakdown. He held his wife, Gayle, hostage at gunpoint for an hour and then holed up in his Fountain Valley apartment for another six hours before a police SWAT team threw tear gas to get him to come out. There was no further incident.