(Chuck Muth) – A muscular thirty-year-old black man named Deobra Redden was in District Judge Mary Kay Holthus’ court in Las Vegas on Wednesday.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Redden had been released on his own recognizance (OR) in November after pleading guilty “to a charge of attempted battery with substantial bodily harm.”
A bench warrant was subsequently issued after he failed to show up for a hearing in December. His hearing yesterday was “both to sentence Redden and address the bench warrant.”
And since he was out on OR, he wasn’t handcuffed in court.
At the start of the hearing, the RJ reports that Redden “had spoken calmly and asked to be placed on probation,” arguing that he “should be given a shot.”
“I’m a person that never stops trying to do the right thing even if it’s hard,” the reported high school dropout said to Judge Holthus, “and I did the best I could.”
Yes, a model citizen just trying to get by in this crazy, mixed-up world.
His lawyer, Caesar Almase, also argued for his client to be released on probation – rather than the 19 to 48 months in prison being recommended by the district attorney – because his client had undergone two mental health treatments.
“He’s worth this risk,” Almase concluded at the end of his statement.
Yeah, right. And if you buy that one, I have some lush farmland in Death Valley to sell you.
Judge Holthus wasn’t buying it either.
Before being elected judge in 2018, Holthus worked in the District Attorney’s office for 27 years; 16 of them as a prosecutor in the special victims unit where “she sought justice for victims of sexual assault, child abuse and domestic violence.”
She’s one of the good ones – not like the social justice judges who continually give out mere slaps on the wrist or “Get Out of Jail Free” cards at the revolving doors of our prisons.
Anyway, it turns out Redden “has an arrest history dating back to 2011.” He enjoys THREE felony convictions, including a pair of battery charges in 2018 and 2021. He was also accused of attacking a police officer in 2016.
And odds are it’s safe to assume he was guilty of others in which he wasn’t caught or prosecuted.
In reviewing Redden’s criminal history and responding to Almase’s request to let the guy go on probation, Judge Holthus replied…
“I appreciate that, but I think it’s time that he get a taste of something else because I just can’t (give him probation) with that history.”
Finally. A judge willing to say enough is enough.
And that’s when the sh*t hit the fan!
As Judge Holthus was about to hand down her sentence, Redden can be heard yelling, “Aw, f*ck that b*tch!”
He then rushed towards the judge, leaped into the air over the desk Roman Reigns-like, and body-slammed her. Chaos ensued.
During the assault Redden threw punches and tossed Judge Holthus around like a rag doll. Court personnel rushed in to defend the judge and subdued the crazed maniac.
If you haven’t seen the entire proceeding, Veterans in Polics has the full video posted on YouTube. The attack begins around the 7-minute mark. Click here to watch.
A court officer trying to stop the attack and restrain Redden was injured and needed “a lot of stitches.” Judge Holthus eventually was able to leave the courtroom on her own and was not seriously injured.
But you can be sure this horrific attack by this black super-predator on a defenseless white woman will leave emotional scars for a long time. I hope she bounces back quickly.
I’m sure Judge Holthus is being swamped with calls, texts and emails right now, but I don’t have that contact info. However, if you’d like to send her a “Get Well” card or short note of support, here’s the address:
Judge Mary Kay Holthus
Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89155
Frankly, I’d love to see her run for the Nevada Supreme Court this year. We could use more law-and-order judges on the state’s highest bench. But I’m sure that’s the LAST thing on her mind right now.
Live long and prosper, Judge.
This Just In…
Obviously, Redden was arrested (again) after his attack on Judge Holthus and was transported to the Clark County Detention Center. He was scheduled for a hearing today before Judge Pro Tempore Lauren Diefenbach over the attack but refused to appear in court.
During the hearing, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that…
“Prosecutors asked for Redden to be held without bail because he is accused of attacking Holthus while he had an active criminal case. Diefenbach instead ruled that his bail should remain at $54,000 until attorneys can present arguments at a later date.”
BAIL! Are you freaking kidding me?
“We asked that he be detained because we strongly believe that he’s a danger to the community,” District Attorney Steve Wolfson said. “The world has seen what happened yesterday, this person’s behavior in court, and I’ve almost seen nothing else like this.”
People, we need to start paying better attention to these judicial races.
FAMOUS LAST WORDS
“America has an under-incarceration problem. Yes, I fully believe that there are people in prison who should be free. But it seems there are many more people running free who should be in prison.” – Christina Pushaw
Mr. Muth is president of Citizen Outreach, publisher of Nevada News & Views, and founder of CampaignDoctor.com. You can sign up for his conservative, Nevada-focused e-newsletter at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.