LAS VEGAS – Eighth Judicial District Court Judge May Kay Holthus was assualted today by a defendant who jumped over the judge’s bench to attack her. The attack was caught on camera. Our Nevada Judges published the video soon after it occurred.
The public information officer for the court said a marshal was transported to the hospital for life-threatening injuries sustained during the attack.
"Deobra Redden was present for a sentencing hearing this morning, with regard to the charge of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm. During the hearing, Mr. Redden attacked Judge Mary Kay Holthus,” the court official said in a statement to the news media. “Judge Holthus experienced some injuries and her condition is being monitored.
“The marshal sustained injuries and has been transported to the hospital. Our understanding is that he is in stable condition. We commend the heroic acts of her staff, law enforcement, and all others who subdued the defendant. 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."
Source: Our Nevada Judges