Ottawa County inmate tries to attack judge

Thursday, February 3rd 2005, 12:38 pm
By: News On 6

MIAMI, Okla. (AP) -- An Ottawa County jail inmate accused of attacking his parents is being sent to a state mental health facility after trying to attack a judge in court.

Authorities say Kevin Keithcart became angry after telling Special Judge Bill Culver he had forgotten a form used to apply for a court-appointed attorney.

After Culver told Keithcart to bring the form to court for his next appearance, Keithcart cursed and tried to climb over a barrier separating inmates from court personnel.

Keithcart was shackled to a chain with five other prisoners when he tried to climb the low barrier and jailers and bail bond agents quickly subdued him.