ST. JOSEPH, Mich. (AP) _Records show a jail inmate who killed two bailiffs at a southwestern Michigan courthouse was locked up on major felony charges.
State police records say Larry Darnell Gordon was charged in April with criminal sexual conduct, assault with a dangerous weapon and kidnapping.
Authorities say the 44-year-old inmate overpowered a sheriff’s deputy at the Berrien County courthouse Monday, took his gun and killed two bailiffs. The deputy and a woman were injured.
Officers subsequently killed Gordon.
Sheriff Paul Bailey says Gordon’s hands were cuffed in front when he disarmed Deputy James Atterberry Jr. during a fight. Bailey says Gordon was always cooperative in jail.
The courthouse in St. Joseph, 100 miles northeast of Chicago, will reopen Wednesday.