LIMA — A Lima man was sentenced to seven days in jail on Thursday for disrupting the murder trial of his family member earlier this week.
Tyreese Morris, 33, sat in the audience on Monday and Tuesday in support of Demarco Morris, who is accused of shooting a 25-year-old and killing him shortly after attacking his father.
During a police officer’s witness testimony on Tuesday, Tyreese Morris yawned very loudly and when an Allen County Sheriff’s Office Deputy placed his hand on his shoulder to ask him to be quiet, he yelled for the man to stop touching him.
Later in the evening on Tuesday, the court attempted to hold a contempt hearing for the man, but he continuosly interrupted Kohlrieser and accused her of threatening him when she asked him to be quiet and allow her to speak.
A video call was set up so Tyreese Morris could hear the case against him with his microphone muted to avoid further disruptions, but it appeared he continued to yell. He shut the computer screen multiple times, disconnecting the call.
The hearing was continued to Thursday via video call.
Tyreese Morris received three days of jail time credit for the time he was held on contempt. He will be released on Monday at 8 a.m.