Man faces prison for hurling chairs at judge, court staff
Jul. 26, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A man could be sentenced to six years in prison for hurling chairs at a judge and courtroom staff in central Indiana.
The Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2v7ktLx ) 21-year-old Jordan Rhoades of Columbus accepted a plea bargain Monday by admitting he's guilty of battery resulting in bodily injury to a public safety officer.
A judge will decide whether to accept the plea agreement during an Aug. 22 sentencing hearing.
Charges stemmed from a hearing Feb. 9, when a judge sentenced him to a year in jail for probation violations. The judge added time for contempt of court after Rhoades was heard repeatedly saying a vulgar word.
Rhoades hurled a chair that hit a prosecutor on the leg and threw other chairs in an outburst that was recorded on surveillance video .
Information from: The Republic, http://www.therepublic.com/