COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man who yelled obscenities at a southern Indiana judge who sentenced him on drug-dealing charges smashed an “irreplaceable” 19th-century glass doorway as he was being led from court.
Thirty-three-year-old Jermaine Ford either used his shoulder or foot to swing a courtroom door so hard into a wall at the Bartholomew County Courthouse after Wednesday’s sentencing that its glass panel shattered into a hallway.
Officials say the door was original to the 1874 courthouse in Columbus, about 50 miles south of Indianapolis.
Ford’s tirade began after a judge sentenced him to 22 years in prison on a methamphetamine dealing conviction.
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