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Butte police struggle with man during courtroom outburst

Posted at 3:23 PM, Sep 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-28 17:23:51-04

BUTTE – A Butte man had to be held down by several police officers during an outburst in District Court after receiving a long prison sentence.

James Wasson became irate after District Judge Kurt Krueger handed down a 35-year sentence to the Montana State Prison for several felony offenses. Police eventually got the 30-year-old Wasson under control and was removed from the courtroom after swearing at the judge. Wasson has a long history of drug-related offenses and probation violations.

Reporting by John Emeigh for MTN News