LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – The man accused of attacking District Judge Mary Kay Holthus during a sentencing hearing is slated to appear in court once again. Deobra Redden, 30, was caught on video launching himself at the judge after she announced she would not sentence him to probation for an attempted battery charge. Chief Judge Jerry Wiese confirmed that Holthus plans to preside over another sentencing hearing for Redden on Monday.
Redden initially refused to be transported to court for an initial appearance on the charges relating to the attack. However, a court order issued on Friday stated that Redden must be brought to court “by all means necessary.” He now faces several charges, including coercion, extortion, intimidating a public officer with threat of force, and battery on a protected person.
During the chaotic sentencing hearing, Holthus and a courtroom marshal sustained injuries. According to Redden’s arrest report, the judge’s head hit a wall when he tackled her, and he proceeded to hit her in the head and pull her hair. The marshal, in an attempt to restrain Redden, tripped and suffered a severe head gash and dislocated shoulder.
This incident has been widely shared on social media as a video of the attack went viral. Authorities continue to investigate the motive behind Redden’s violent actions and are working to ensure the safety and well-being of those involved.
This is an ongoing story, and updates will follow as more information becomes available. For inquiries, please contact Katelyn Newberg at [email protected] or 702-383-0240.