- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man who disrupted the sentencing of his brother’s killer is now facing charges after he allegedly rushed three sheriff’s officers in an unsuccessful bid to get back in the courtroom.

Essex County authorities tell NJ.com (https://bit.ly/1JOMFmt) that 29-year-old Rahmel Belle, of Jersey City, faces three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and single counts of resisting arrest and obstruction of government functions.

Authorities say Belle initially was removed from the courtroom Tuesday when he disrupted the sentencing of 42-year-old George Jones of Newark. Jones had pleaded guilty in March to reckless manslaughter in the July 2013 shooting death of Belle’s brother.

While in a courtroom hallway, Belle allegedly rushed the sheriff’s officers. Two of the officers suffered minor injuries.

Jones eventually was sentenced to 10 years in state prison.


Information from: NJ.com, https://www.nj.com

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