Because tried to run from your trial can get you into even more trouble, we bring you the story of a 35-year-old man who landed in the emergency room after the tried to flee from a Utah courthouse before the judge pronounced the sentence. After this little escapade, the individual fractured his skull, pelvis, and broke his right leg.
Utah Courthouse Bailiffs Tried to Soften the Suspect’s Fall
On Monday, several bailiffs attending Christopher Clay Rudd’s trial called the paramedics after the suspect took a nosedive from the second-floor balcony.
According to the incident report, on Monday, Rudd was brought before the Spanish Fork court to be sentenced for drug-related charged. George Fattah, a Spanish Fork court spokesperson, declared that the suspect stood before the jury because he failed to follow his court-ordered drug treatment.
Before the judge could communicate Rudd’s sentence, the individual rose from his seat and began running towards the door. The suspect, who was handcuffed, managed to exit the courtroom. He was heading for the stairs when he tripped and fell over the handrail.
A surveillance camera mounted on the Utah courthouse’s ground floor reveals a bailiff standing at the front desk. Upon seeing Rudd falling, the bailiff moves forward in an attempt to catch.
However, Rudd hit the floor before the law enforcement official could get to him. The last seconds of the footage show the bailiff and another police officer trying to render assistance to the suspect.
Following the incident, Rudd was taken to the hospital. His little escape attempt left him with a skull and pelvis fracture and a broken right leg.
More than that, according to the authorities, the man who tried to escape the Utah courthouse could also be charged with one count of escape attempt.
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