(GoRealNewsNow.com) – In a shocking demonstration of how dangerous thugs can be even when surrounded by law enforcement personnel, a felon with multiple convictions has been caught on video violently assaulting a judge in her courtroom – after the same judge had previously set him free without bail and sentenced him to probation.
Watch the video of the brazen courtroom attack on the judge below!
Deobra Redden, a 30-year-old with a history of felony and misdemeanor convictions, was recorded attacking Judge Mary Kay Holthus in her Las Vegas courtroom.
Redden, who was in court for sentencing on a charge of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm, made a sudden and violent move towards Judge Holthus, leaping over the bench and assaulting her. It took several people intervening to subdue Redden.
Redden’s criminal record includes three felony convictions and nine misdemeanor convictions.
In 2012, he was convicted of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and sentenced to 45 days in jail.
In 2013-2014, Redden faced convictions for domestic battery and attempted theft, violating his probation multiple times.
In 2018, while on probation, Redden was convicted of battery with substantial bodily harm for biting a woman and vandalizing a man’s car.
He was again sentenced to probation and honorably discharged in 2020 and 2021.
In 2021, Redden was convicted of domestic battery, resulting in a prison sentence of 12-30 months, but was paroled in 2022. He also faced charges for attempted home invasion and property destruction that year.
In January 2023, Redden appeared before Judge Holthus for the 2021 charges, pleaded guilty, and was released on probation without bail.
However, he violated his probation in October, leading to a 106-day jail sentence. The circumstances of his release before the January 3 incident remain unclear.
During the recent court appearance, Redden’s attorney requested probation while prosecutors sought a prison sentence of 19-48 months.
“I would like to tell the courts and everyone here, based on my criminal history, I feel that like I shouldn’t be sent to prison for a sentence time,” Redden told the court.
After the attack, Redden was arrested and faced new charges of battery and battery on a protected person, with one count indicating substantial harm to the victim.
He was scheduled for a court appearance on these charges. Following the incident, Judge Holthus’ injuries were monitored, and a marshal was hospitalized.
SHOCK VIDEO: Las Vegas judge attacked in court during sentencing for three-time felon accused of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm pic.twitter.com/cJXujqmqO9
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 3, 2024