Man Involved in Shocking Las Vegas Judge Assault Accused of 13 New Offenses

The judge was returning to work the day after the violent attack on camera, which occurred at this week’s sentencing hearing for a recent battery case. The convict is scheduled to reappear in court next week on over a dozen new charges.

The Associated Press reports that Deobra Delone Redden, 30, was scheduled to appear in court on Thursday to answer to fresh allegations, but she chose not to show up.

Redden was detained without bond on Friday, according to online records from the Clark County jail, and the court appearance was rescheduled for Tuesday morning.

During a hearing for the 30-year-old defendant who had been found guilty of attempted violence causing significant bodily harm, the attack occurred as District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus attempted to sentence him.

Redden entered a guilty plea to the amended allegation in November and was allowed to leave detention. He was first accused of felony assault with a deadly weapon concerning an attack using a baseball bat, according to court documents.

Man Involved in Shocking Las Vegas Judge Assault Accused of 13 New Offenses (1)
Records from the Nevada Department of Corrections indicate that he was incarcerated in 2021 after being found guilty of a third crime of domestic battery.

“With that history, I just can’t.”
Undisciplined and standing by his lawyer, Redden addressed the judge at the hearing, saying, “I’m a person who will never stop trying to do the right thing, no matter how hard it is… I’m trying.”

She said, “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.”

He said, “Naw (expletive) that,” as soon as he could. He then bolted towards the judge, throwing himself over the bench and dragging her to the ground by her hair.

At least three other individuals in the courtroom attempted to remove Redden from the judge following the attack. One, a court clerk, can be seen punching Redden repeatedly on camera.

Holthus was elected in 2018 after almost 27 years of service in the district attorney’s office, 16 of those years spent as a prosecutor in the special victims’ section, according to the District Court website.

Contributors: The Associated Press; Anthony Robledo of USA TODAY

Senior correspondent for USA TODAY is Natalie Neysa Alund. X @nataliealund is her X account. You can contact her at [email protected].

The original publication of this article on USA TODAY: Thirteen more charges have been brought against the man who assaulted a Las Vegas judge in an unprecedented video.

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