Haven’t seen one of these in a while.
Following a prior assault conviction, Kelly John Lange, a 34-year-old Sioux Falls resident, was ordered by a judge to attend anger management classes. But when he did not complete that course, he was ordered to appear in court to answer for his no-shows.
According to police, Lange became upset Tuesday with his public defender and attacked the lawyer in a conference room. The attorney suffered minor injuries, but she did not need medical assistance.
The incident would normally have been classified as a simple assault, but it was bumped up to a felony due to Lange already having at least 2 other convictions on his record in the last 5 years.