Son Of Former Johnstown City Councilman Has Mouth Taped By Judge – Won’t SHUT UP!

Editor’s note:  Never act as your own lawyer and learn to shut up!

EBENSBURG —  A Johnstown man who was scheduled to go on trial for assaulting a prison guard became so disruptive during jury selection on Thursday that the judge had the man’s mouth briefly taped shut and his hands handcuffed to a belt around his waist.

But Erik Britt continued to attempt to mouth words and interrupt proceedings.

Judge Timothy Creany finally called off any attempt to choose a jury. Creany continued the case until March and ordered a mental-health exam of the defendant.

While Britt continued to shout about his rights being violated, deputies took him out a rear door of the courtroom.

Read more:  http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x1818109318/Suspect-disrupts-court

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