WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A southern Kentucky woman is in jail accused of confronting a judge and struggling with bailiffs. The attack happened on Monday in a Whitley County Circuit Courtroom.
Shannon Fox Hamblin
A judge heard Shannon Fox Hamblin's case around 2:30 Monday afternoon. She was facing allegations of probation and parole violations.
Courtroom video shows Hamblin immediately told the judge she did not want an attorney. She went on to say she was represented by Jesus Christ.
Hamblin argued with the judge, and when he asked bailiffs to take her away, she confronted the judge. Deputies had to restrain Hamblin as she continued to claim her actions were based on her beliefs.
"Jesus said I won't go..and I'll stand by on his word. He said stand strong, and you won't go, and I won't go. No, I won't go," Hamblin exclaimed.
In that video, she continues to struggle with the bailiffs. The sheriff says that one of the bailiffs suffered a hand injury.
Both Hamblin and the deputy went to the hospital.
Deputies later transported Hamblin to jail. She's now facing charges of assault second degree on a police officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public intoxication and contempt of court.
The sheriff said that his bailiff is going to be okay, but they are not certain of the extent of the injuries to his hand.