Sex Abuse Defendant Collapses During Presentments

A sex abuse defendant was transported to the hospital during presentments due to medical distress during presentments on Aug. 13. Two domestic violence defendants were released.

A total of 22 defendants were presented before the court during the Aug. 22 hearing.

A defendant charged with misdemeanor sex abuse and simple assault collapsed on the floor screaming after his charges were read. He was escorted out of the building and transported to a local hospital. Judge Judith Pipe held the defendant on a $500 bond, which she said was only for administrative purposes. He is scheduled for an arraignment hearing on Aug. 13.

Two domestic violence defendants were charged with simple assault. They were released and scheduled to return to court on Aug. 31 and Nov. 18.

Two homicide defendants charged with first-degree murder while armed are in the hospital and scheduled to come to court after being discharged.

Klein Lawrence allegedly shot Vanessa Brooks-Williams on July 10. Rondez Tibbs allegedly shot Malcolm Johnson on July 21.