LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – Deobra Redden, the man shown in a now-viral video leaping over the bench and attacking a Las Vegas judge, faced a different judge, in a different courtroom, on different charges all stemming from that same incident.
Prosecutors on Monday updated the charges they’re filing against Redden to include attempted murder on an older person. In fact, he faced more than a dozen charges during his initial appearance Tuesday morning. That’s five more charges than were filed at the time of the appearance he refused to attend last Thursday.
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Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson told FOX5 last week, that his office did plan to file additional charges against Redden.
“In the next few days, my office will be reviewing all of the reports, to determine what charges to bring based on Mr. Redden’s behavior in court,“ Wolfson said. “We’re reviewing all the reports, the witness statements, the extent of the injuries suffered by persons, certainly felony charges without a doubt.”
After that review, the full list of felony counts now includes:
- attempted murder against an older person
- battery on a protected person resulting in substantial bodily harm against an older person
- intimidating a public officer with threat of force
- disregarding the safety of a person resulting in substantial bodily harm
- battery by a probationer or parolee
- unlawful act regarding fluid by a prisoner in confinement
- battery on a protected person (6 counts)
Redden arrived for a sentencing hearing on Monday surrounded by seven law enforcement officers. He was also shackled and made to wear a spit guard and rubber gloves. On Tuesday too, he arrived surrounded by officers. He was also shackled and wearing a medical-type face mask.
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His next appearance is set for February 14th at 9 am.
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