WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A Forsyth County judge ordered that a suspect be fully restrained and hooded after he made threats against the judge and security officers in the courtroom.
The Winston-Salem Journal reported (http://bit.ly/138d1fZ ) that 30-year-old Raymond Dakim-Harris Joiner of High Point was restrained earlier this week at his trial on charges that he spit at jail guards.
Joiner is charged with two counts of felony malicious conduct by a prisoner and one count of being a habitual felon.
Jury selection began Monday. His trial is expected to take all week.
Judge Stuart Albright said in a ruling Tuesday that Joiner threatened to hit the judge and said he would assault or spit at others if he was taken out of restraints.
Joiner was representing himself. He now has an appointed attorney.