Woman Accused Of Attacking A Judge Faces More Charges

Read how a woman who was being accused in a a domestic violence complaint from her husband, the wife lashed out and attacked the judge, adding intimidating a participant in a legal process, terrorist threatening and resisting arrest were added to the char

By April Lopez
Updated: September 03, 2014
Domestic Violence

A woman is facing more charges after she recently attacked a judge.

According to investigators, intimidating a participant in a legal process, terroristic threatening and resisting arrest were added to the charges against Melissa Harvick.

In a courtroom video, she was seen attempting to attack a Wayne County Family Court judge. After the incident, she was charged with contempt of court.

She will be arraigned on Monday.

Officials in a Kentucky county said, divorce hearings can be usually messy but not like the one they have seen recently.

A courtroom scene where respondent jumped over the bench and attacked the judge.

Judge Jennifer Upchurch Edwards was hearing a domestic violence complaint against Melissa Harvick from her husband.

But Harvick didn't like what she heard. And she didn't back off.

In 20 years, the circuit clerk said, he has never seen anything like it. A court security officer also agreed.

Court security officer Adam Dodson and two others had to intervene so she would calm down.

People could still hear Harvick shouting at the judge even while being escorted outside of the courtroom. Judge Edwards was not hurt in the attack.

She will be criminally charged for the threats she made and a new judge will be appointed.

Currently Harvick is in jail for contempt of court and officials say more charges will be added.

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July 21, 2011
Categories:  Divorce and Annulment

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