Courthouse crier

After a fitful two years in which David Henry Hamilton bounced between courtrooms and state hospitals, it was the obscenities he shouted on courthouse steps that finally put the 23-year-old in jail.

According to online records, Hamilton will remain in Sacramento County's main jail until mid-December, following an August 12 episode in which he cussed out the bailiffs who escorted him out of the Sacramento Superior Court building on I and Sixth streets, a few blocks from the jail.

The insulted sheriff's employees detained Hamilton until they could run a records check, which revealed two misdemeanor arrest warrants, an incident report states. Hamilton was also deemed to be under the influence of an unspecified central-nervous system stimulant. He was booked on felony burglary and misdemeanor vandalism charges.

Hamilton had been previously committed to a state hospital after he was found mentally incompetent to stand trial for a second-degree attempted robbery charge he picked up in October 2011.

Online court data shows that Hamilton returned to court for multiple doctors' updates. His matter was finally remanded to municipal court on March 14.