Judge Gets Into Physical Altercation with Angry Defendant

Sidney Newsome was in a Mississippi courtroom facing a domestic charge when he became irate and unruly. When Judge Aubrey Rimes ordered Newsome to be removed from the courtroom, he threw a stack of papers at the judge and chaos ensued.

As Newsome tried grabbing more objects in the courtroom, a bailiff struggled to restrain the angry defendant. Judge Rimes got up from his seat after Newsome tried throwing a phone at him. At that point, Judge Rimes approached the defendant and single-handedly pinned him onto the desk and held him there until backup arrived.

Newsome received an additional charge of contempt of court and served two days in jail.

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