Kalamazoo Uber Driver Dragged from Courtroom for Being Disruptive as Victim Cries in Witness Stand
Bailiffs had to escort Jason Dalton from the courtroom after he interrupted a witness' testimony
Kalamazoo Uber driver Jason Dalton was forcibly escorted out of a Michigan courtroom on Friday after he interrupted a witness testimony with sporadic outbursts.
In a video, obtained by the Associated Press, Tiana Carruthers – one of two survivors – breaks out in tears as her testimony is interrupted by Dalton, 45.
The alleged shooter loudly speaks out of turn as Carruthers continued to cry on the stand. After his first outburst, the judge asks Dalton to whisper to his lawyer if he has anything to say, however he continues talking.
At that point, a group of bailiffs removed Dalton from his chair and dragged him from the room, as he refused to comply.
In Late February, Dalton was accused and later admitted to “his involvement” in a shooting spree that killed six and injured two at various different locations in and around the Kalamazoo, Michigan area.
Authorities apprehended Dalton after his car was seen leaving the parking lot of a downtown bar, quickly pulling him over and arresting him “without incident,” Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said at the time.