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ONLY ON 3: Man charged after courtroom outburst that injured officer

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HAMILTON COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: Tracy Penson, 19, involved in Tuesday’s courtroom outburst that injured a court officer is now facing charges.

Penson is now charged with aggravated assault, assault and disorderly conduct in connection to the incident inside Judge Clearance Shattuck’s courtroom. 

The outburst happened after Judge Shattuck denied the teen's request for a lower bond. 

He originally faced charges for aggravated robbery after court documents show Penson allegedly drove the get-away car after a McDonald's employee was robbed at gunpoint on Hixson Pike last month. 

 A courtroom officer was hurt at some point during the outburst and was taken to a local hospital for treatment but the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said he is expected to be okay. 


PREVIOUS STORY: A Hamilton County deputy is recovering after being injured in a courtroom scuffle Tuesday morning. 

Tracy Penson's yelling could be heard from the inmate holding area in the Hamilton County Courthouse moments after the 19-year-old walked away from Judge Clearance Shattuck's bench. 

"I'm in shackles. I didn't do sh--. I'm in here for nothing, bro. I didn't have nothing to do with it," Penson was heard yelling. 

The outburst happened after Judge Shattuck denied the teen's request for a lower bond. 

He's charged with aggravated robbery after court documents show Penson allegedly drove the getaway car after a McDonald's employee was robbed at gunpoint on Hixson Pike last month. 

The detective who worked the case could be heard trying to calm Penson as he denied the charges against him. 

A courtroom officer was hurt at some point during the outburst and was taken to a local hospital for treatment but the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said he is expected to be okay. 

It's unclear if Penson will face more charges related to Tuesday's incident. 

The aggravated robbery case was bound over to the grand jury and Penson's bond remains at $75,000.

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