Las Vegas Judge Back On The Bench After Being Attacked By Convict In Court

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The Las Vegas judge who was attacked by a felon she sentenced to prison went back to work the day after he attacker her on the bench.

Las Vegas judge attacked at violent criminals sentencing

Countless reports and one viral video emerged this week regarding the harrowing assault on a Nevada judge by a convicted individual during a sentencing proceeding.

The assailant, identified as Deobra Delone Redden, aged 30, was recorded violently attacking the judge while in court for a battery charge.

The incident has resulted in the offender facing additional charges, amounting to more than a dozen.

Despite being assaulted at work, Judge Mary Kay Holthus, was back on the bench the next day.

As per online Clark County jail records, Redden remains incarcerated without the possibility of bond.

Convict to appear in court for attacking Las Vegas judge

The court date initially set for Thursday, where he was to face the new charges, was rescheduled to Tuesday morning since the defendant refused to attend the hearing after being released on $54,000 bond after the incident.

This troubling incident took place during a hearing where Judge Mary Kay Holthus sought to sentence Redden after he was convicted of attempted battery causing substantial bodily harm.

Previously, in November, Redden had pled guilty to a reduced charge and was subsequently released from custody.

Court documents revealed that he had initially been charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon for wielding in a baseball bat attack.

Records from the Nevada Department of Corrections indicate that Redden had previously served time in prison this year for domestic battery, which constituted his third offense.

During the hearing in question, Redden, unshackled and standing beside his attorney, expressed his commitment “trying to do the right thing no matter how hard it is.”

He told Holthus that he didn’t want to go to prison, but told her to to whatever she felt was “appropriate” with his sentencing.

“I’m not a rebellious person,” he noted. But that was before the judge decided it was time for Redden to experience the consequences of his actions.

“I appreciate that, but I think it’s time that you get a taste of something else because I just can’t with that history,” she remarked.

“Naw (expletive) that,” Redden exclaimed before launching himself over the bench like superman.

The force knocked Holthus and the American flag to the floor. It took several court officials to pull Redden off the judge and subdue him.

Authorities reported that the judge suffered minor injuries, while a courtroom marshal sustained a head wound and dislocated shoulder during the incident.

Las Vegas judge back to work after being attacked in court

Despite the scare, she was back doling out justice the next day.

“She wanted me to thank all of the well-wishers and others who have expressed concern for her and her staff,” Chief Judge Jerry Wiese said in a press conference on Thursday.

“She is extremely grateful for those who took brave action during the attack.’

Redden now faces an additional 13 charges, including coercion with force, intimidation of a public officer, extortion, and multiple counts of battery on a protected person, according to jail records.

Judge Holthus, who was elected in 2018, had previously served for over 27 years in the district attorney’s office, focusing primarily on the special victims’ unit during her 16 years as a prosecutor, as detailed on the District Court’s website.

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