MAN CHARGED WITH THREATENING ORANGE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE DURING ARRAIGNMENT AND BATTERY ON PEACE OFFICER

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged with verbally threatening an Orange County Superior Court (OCSC) judge during the defendant’s arraignment and committing battery on a peace officer for throwing milk on an Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) deputy.

Defendant Charges Maximum Sentence Court Date
Robert Lee Scott, 46 Charged on March 19, 2018, with the following:

Felony

  • Threatening a public official

Misdemeanor

  • Battery on a peace officer
Seven years in state prison Pre-trial hearing

March 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Sept. 12, 2017, while in custody at Orange County Jail, Scott is accused of shouting vulgarities at an OCSD deputy and throwing milk on him.
  • On March 6, 2018, the defendant is accused of appearing in custody at OCSC for an arraignment, verbally threatening the presiding judge, and making various threats before deputies removed him from the courtroom.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon, Special Prosecutions Unit

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 18CF0751 / March 21, 2018

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