When a child support hearing wasn’t going James Robinette’s way, investigators say he told a Lincoln County judge “I’ll just have to get my gun.”
Now, Robinette, 51, of Catawba, is in jail for 30 days, charged with threatening a court officer.
The initial child support hearing happened on Feb. 10 and was presided over by District Court Judge Jeanette Reeves.
After a motion by Robinette was denied, he told the judge “I guess I’ll just have to get my gun.”
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Deputies in the court room detained Robinette until the end of the court session. Then he was brought back before Reeves, found in contempt of court and sentenced to a month in jail.
He remained in jail Thursday. Bail was set at $30,000, but he can’t get out until a judge releases a contempt hold.