COURTESY: LINCOLN COUNTY SHERIFF
Officials with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office say a man tried to grab a police officer’s gun in a Newport courtroom this week and that a year-old federal appeals decision contributed to the near-disaster.
Authorities say this is the first case of a Lincoln County defendant grabbing for a gun since the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2017 to allow judges to decide if defendants are restrained when escorted into the courtroom.
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