De­fen­dant lunges for of­fi­cer’s gun in Ore­gon court­room

Santa Fe New Mexican - - NATION&WORLD -

NEW­PORT, Ore. — Video shows a dra­matic Ore­gon court­room scuf­fle in which a de­fen­dant lunges for a po­lice of­fi­cer’s gun.

The Ore­go­nian/Ore­gonLive re­ported a judge had de­nied a re­quest by deputies to re­strain 27-year-old Scott Lem­mon in court Wed­nes­day.

In the video, Lem­mon stands up and grabs for a gun worn by a New­port po­lice of­fi­cer sit­ting at a ta­ble nearby.

The of­fi­cer turned away and a court­house deputy tack­led Lem­mon to the floor.

Lem­mon was on trial for rob­bery and other charges and was later con­victed. The Lin­coln County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice says he could face new charges.

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