Attacker of Las Vegas judge skips court, may receive bail

Las Vegas (KLAS)— The man who attacked a judge in Las Vegas on Wednesday skipped court Thursday and remains in jail.

As reported by 8 News Now, three-time criminal Deobra Redden, 30, was punished for attempted violence with significant bodily harm in Clark County District Court Judge Mary Kay Holthus' courtroom. 

He jumped over the bench and attacked Redden as he prepared to imprison her. Redden skipped his first appearance in the same building as the attack on Thursday.

Clark County DA requested Redden's detention without bail. However, Pro-Tem Judge Lauren Diefenbach indicated she was uncomfortable discussing bail without Redden. Bail stayed $54,000.

Republican electors suspected of a false elector scam are arraigned remotely at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023, by Judge Mary Kay Holthus.

Nevada defendants can post 15% of bail using a bail bond business. The cost for Redden is $8,100. Diefenbach's ruling was opposed by Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.

“I’m disappointed,” Wolfson remarked. “We requested no-bail. Wolfson claimed they wanted him jailed because he was a community threat.

“The world has seen what happened yesterday and this person's behavior in court and I've almost seen nothing else like this, so we believe he is an extreme danger to the community.”

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