I can only imagine the pain this father is going through.
The father of a murder victim jumped the partition in a Polk County courtroom Monday while trying to attack his daughter’s killer, according to courthouse officials.
Karl Roberts appeared in Polk County Circuit Court on Monday for a competency evaluation to determine if he could waive his post-conviction rights, following his previous murder conviction in the 1999 death of 12-year-old Andi Brewer.
Andi’s father, Greg Brewer, jumped the partition in the courtroom and tried to attack Roberts. Brewer was tackled to the ground by Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies and transported to the Polk County Jail, according to a representative from the courthouse.
Brewer was not able to land any blows to his daughter’s killer before being subdued by authorities. Brewer was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault, obstructing governmental operations and resisting arrest, which are all misdemeanors, said Polk County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Scott Sawyer.
Sawyer said Brewer was released from jail Monday afternoon on $730 bond. Read more at 5newsonline.com