THE DIRTY ARMY: LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A courtroom defendant accussed of threatening a prosecutor was restrained with a Taser Wednesday.
Percy Phillips, 44, who was in handcuffs and leg irons at the time, jumped out of his chair and knocked over a table while threatening prosecutor John Balliet, sheriff’s officials said.
Jefferson County sheriff’s Deputy Bill Greer attempted to restrain Phillips. Then deputy More..George Thornton used his Taser on Phillips, who immediately fell to the floor incapacitated.
Phillips was in court for a competency hearing on charges of threatening a witness and being a persistent felony offender.
He is probably not going to be acquitted… just a guess?- nik