Las Vegas Judge Pounced On And Assaulted By Criminal In Court After Sentencing Him To Jail

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A judge in Las Vegas, Nevada was pounced on and assaulted by a criminal in court on Wednesday morning after she sentenced him to jail.

Judge Attacked By Convicted Criminal

Daily Mail reported that Judge Mary Kay Holthus from the Clark County District Court was in the middle of sentencing Deobra Delone Redden for aggravated battery with substantial bodily harm after denying him bail when he leaped from where he was standing into the judge’s bench and attacked her. As he lunged at the stunned judge, Redden could be heard saying, “nah f*** that b*tch.”

Both Holthus and her marshal tried to dodge the attack, but Redden overtook them and proceeded to beat up the judge. Harrowing video footage shows Redden repeatedly hurl punches at the judge while shouting expletives as security officers tried to restrain him.

Judge Holthus begged Redden to get off of her, but he continued the attack until he was finally subdued. Judge Holthus reportedly “experienced some injuries” from this attack, but was not hospitalized. Her marshal, however, was rushed to the hospital and had to receive stitches for a head injury.

“We commend the heroic acts of her staff, law enforcement, and all others who subdued the defendant,” Las Vegas District Court told Channel 13. “The court remains committed to a safe and secure courthouse and courtrooms. 

“We are reviewing all our protocols and will do whatever is necessary to protect the judiciary, the public, and our employees,” the statement added.

Redden, 30, has an extensive criminal history in both Nevada and Texas. Records show that he was also facing charges for battery, robbery, assault, injury to property and coercion.

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Redden Begged Judge For Leniency

Earlier in Wednesday’s hearing, Redden had asked the judge for leniency, describing himself as “a person who never stops trying to do the right thing no matter how hard it is.”

“I’m not a rebellious person,” he told the judge as he argued that he should not be sent to prison, according to ABC News. “But if it’s appropriate for you then you have to do what you have to do.”

Judge Holthus, however, was not having any of it, and she made it clear that she intended to send Redden to prison.

“I appreciate that but I think it’s time he got a taste of something else, because I just can’t with that history,” Judge Holthus said, according to NBC News.

This was enough to cause Redden to become irate and attack the judge.

“It happened so fast it was hard to know what to do,” said Richard Scow, the chief county district attorney who prosecuted Redden.

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Redden Hit With New Charges

Judge Holthus is a career prosecutor with more than 27 years of courthouse experience, and she was elected to the state court bench in 2018 and again in 2022.

Redden is set to appear in court once again today to face multiple new felony charges of battery and battery against a protected person, referring to the judge and court staff.

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