The news is out: [A Harris County, Texas civil judge is facing new charges after being accused of shooting at her husband’s girlfriend following a verbal altercation, KTRK reports.
Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas of the 164th Civil District Court is now facing charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon or the incident that occurred on Monday.
According to police, the altercation took place at the apparent girlfriend’s home, where Smoots-Thomas appeared in the woman’s driveway honking.
The woman, who remains unidentified, came out of her home, prompting a verbal argument between the two. At some point, the incident escalated and Smoots-Thomas allegedly fired a gun at the woman, who Smoots-Thomas’ attorney identified as the girlfriend of his client’s husband.
The judge was arrested on Wednesday and is being held on a $10,000 bond.]
This judge is not alone; the courts are loaded with criminals on the bench.