Defendant Facing New Charges After Leaping Over Bench at Las Vegas Judge Who Sentenced Him

Deobra Redden was hit with several counts after literally jumping at Judge Mary Kay Holthus during a hearing.

A man who sought leniency for his felony conviction for attempted battery with substantial bodily harm is now facing more charges after the defendant jumped over the judge's desk in an attack caught on courtroom video, causing a chaotic brawl in the courtroom.

According to the , Deobra Delone Redden pleaded with Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus to give him probation instead of prison time claiming that he had a new job and is planning to continue his education during the hearing on Wednesday (Jan. 3). He also said that he’s “trying to learn from my mistakes” as he addresses his mental health issues.

“I'm not a rebellious person,” Redden said in his defense. "But if it's appropriate for you then you have to do what you have to do.”

In response, Holthus said that Redden had committed  “three felonies … misdemeanors, multiple DVs (domestic violence) … robberies, attempted home invasion,” CNN reported.

“You’ve got a lot going on, sir,” Holthus said to Redden.

Following Redden’s attorney stating that his client could complete probation, Holthus had already decided that Redden would serve time behind bars because of his track record.

“I appreciate that,” the judge replied in the video. “But I think it’s time that he gets a taste of something else because – I just can’t, with that history.”

Redden then yelled “F**k that b*tch!” and leaped over the judge’s bench, tackled her to the ground, grabbed her hair and the American flag fell on them. 

It took several staff members and jail officers to get Redden including some who were seen striking the defendant with punches.

After the melee, Holthus suffered some injuries but was not hospitalized.

One courtroom marshal was taken to hospital and treated for a dislocated shoulder and bleeding gash on his forehead.

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Richard Snow, the chief county district attorney who was prosecuting Redden explained that when the incident took place, the entire courtroom was caught off guard when the incident occurred.

"It happened so fast it was hard to know what to do,” said Snow.

Redden was transported to jail on $54,000 bail and refused to appear inxx court on Thursday on new charges.

He now faces 13 counts including extortion and coercion with force including attacking someone with a baseball ball. Seven of the new counts are battery on a protected person, which refers to Holthus and court officials who were involved in the incident.

Redden’s next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. 9. 

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