LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – New audio recordings have been released of the radio traffic in the moments after a Clark County judge was attacked by a defendant in her courtroom.
“Marshals be advised, I’m getting a direct alarm coming from the third-floor judge’s chamber,” can be heard among the radio traffic.
On January 3, Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus was about to announce the sentence for 30-year-old Deobra Redden on charges of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm.
That’s when, court cameras show, Redden jumped over the bench and onto the judge.
“Defendant’s jumped over the judge’s bench,” can be heard among the radio traffic.
The arrest reports says Redden then pulled the judge’s hair and slapped her, and the courtroom video shows multiple court staff getting involved.
“We’re probably going to need multiple AMR units here,” can be heard among the radio traffic. “That’s affirmative. Medical is requested. Judge’s chambers. Yeah, be advised. 115′s got a big laceration to his head, the judge hit her head into the wall, and I’ve got an inmate bleeding up here.”
The judge was hurt but did not go to the hospital, and one marshal was hospitalized.
“It’s going to be a positive transport to UMC for the marshal,” can be heard among the radio traffic.
“Hey guys, I’m also going to need a biohazard cleanup for a lot of blood on the floor,” the voice added.
Redden is now facing attempted murder among other charges. He’s due back in court for a status check with a different judge on February 14.
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