Skip to comments.WATCH: Woman in Kentucky attacks judge after being sentenced to 10 days in prison
Posted on 07/16/2011 6:17:34 AM PDT by Libloather
WATCH: Woman in Kentucky attacks judge after being sentenced to 10 days in prison
By Nina Mandell
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Friday, July 15th 2011, 1:13 PM
A Kentucky woman accused of domestic violence had serious objections with a judge's sentence early this week, attacking the jurist after getting jail time.
Wayne County Family Court video shows Melissa Harvick arguing with Judge Jennifer Upchurch Edwards before being sentenced to 10 days in prison for contempt of court.
As soon as Edwards said, "You go now," Harvick lost it.
She leaps over the bench and tries to choke Edwards, who remains, surprisingly, stonefaced through the whole dramatic hearing.
It took two court officers to subdue the irate woman, WKYT.com reported.
"I put her on the floor, restrained her, using my knee and any other body part I could to hold her on the floor while I handcuffed her," Court Officer Adam Dodson told WKYT.
Harvick is in jail, and her contempt of court sentence is expected to be lengthened, according to the report.
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Ya don't say. Can someone be DOUBLE guilty?
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Some women just can’t stand to be told what to do by a man.
WOW! How many suffered at her violence before it was brought to court. She’s got some jump going on there! I guess the judges has no doubts about her domestic violence charge.
Just a pet peeve but I hate the misuse of the word “prison” in this context.
You go to jail for ten days. You go to prison for ten years.
Agreed - but that judge was a woman - which ticks them off even more!
This is probably the first bit of good luck her husband has had since he married her.
Idiot. What I found hilarious was the reaction of the court officers...their body language and demeanor suggests: “Ugh. We got another jumper here...well, git er’ down...bring the cuffs over.”
Hehe, just another day.
Admit it, Adam. You're trying to brag a little, aren't you?
Dont you see, she was just trying to get her “Rocket Science 101” book from the desk. Maybe it was “Advanced Brain Surgery”, I forget.
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"Sidebar, your honor?"
She assaulted a judge and all she gets is a contempt of court charge?
“You go to jail for ten days. You go to prison for ten years.”
Yep, but in this state every day in jail awaiting trial counts as two days served on any resulting prison sentence because the county jail is considered a far worse place to be than any prison in the state.
That's what I don't get. What was the perp reaching for with her talons? Wasn't the judge's face.
You don't wear the stretchy pants fer nuthin'.
“well, let’s just say, that judge BETTER be packin’ something that can put down a wildcat.”
They even named it the Judge, Taurus Judge.
The judge was a woman, not a man. She appears to have trouble with men and authority figures.
This might be one of the stupidest things I've ever heard. Now a day is not a day...it's two. Unfreepingbelieveable.
When i saw that judge say in her smug elitest way “You go now” and her little hand gesture that followed i woulda been compelled to jump over and choke her as well.
You don’t take orders very well.
Aw come on mom! You’re embarrassing all of us!
Your Honor.....may we approach the bench?
Well, i said i would be compelled to jump over and chock her.
In reality i would have dropped my head, muttered yes ma’am, and scuttled away.
This is not going to end well, is it?
One of my delivery drivers was just shot at by a drunk. The guy was trying to get into the back of Carl's truck, and pulled a gun when Carl tried to stop him. Initially he said that he was going to shoot out the truck's tires, but he then turned his gun at Carl and ripped off a couple of shots.
Fortunately the guy was a lousy shot. The KSP now has him in custody. Carl was understandably extremely shaken up by this, so one of my co-managers went out, picked him up, and drove him home.
For me? Yes. For her? No. If I was the so-called husband, I would take this 'domestic violence' evidence and burn it to DVD - many times - right now.
Wow. Carl needs a gun.
Seriously? No follow-up question?
The two I've been in (county jails) were absolute s### holes, that was in my drinking days, more than 30 years ago. I know they aren't supposed to be country clubs but they surely constituted cruel and unusual.
One was in the middle of January,temps outside were below zero and something was amiss with their heating system, not too cold mind you but it got up to 115 F. in there. Most of us stripped bare a$$ naked but that's not a lot of relief when it's that hot, I spent a miserable 36 hours there.
The other one was actually a town jail, not county. The jailer accidentally left the cell unlocked, there were only 2 of us in the cell. The other guy simply walked out, he tried to convince me to go with him but drunk as I was, I knew better. I knew that I'd bail out in the morning but adding escape to my relatively minor charges would have been compound stupid.
“Harvick is in jail, and her contempt of court sentence is expected to be lengthened, according to the report.”
I’m betting the Judge’s maiden name is Hatfield.
I wish we could conceal carry, but company policy prohibits this. There some places that we have to deliver to that I’d probably feel uncomfortable in anything smaller than a tank.
Interesting legal ploy.
"Yeahbut, she's my half-sister seventeen times removed!"
It's Kentucky. It's possible.
I have never been in either one but those who have tell me they would rather spend two days in prison than one day in the county jail. They say it really is that much worse.
“The judge was a woman”
LOL, I guess it was. I went searching and found out the original 10 day contempt of court sentence was changed to 120 days. And she now faces counts of "terroristic threatening and intimidation.". Sounds like they have labeled her a terrorist.
No need, after the altercation, the judge ruled that the domestic violence order will remain intact.
She hasn't got a problem with her temper, it's everyone else that has the problem. :)
Thank you so much for the update. I was wondering when her sentence would be increased, but I think maybe a hospital for the criminally insane would be more appropriate. Who attacks a judge in her own court with burly bailiffs, cameras, and witnesses all over the place? Only an bat-spit nut bucket.
The judge was a woman.
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