Jordan Wenhold tries to kill himself during sentencing hearing

Wenhold in Lehigh County Court Tuesday

Published: Oct 02 2013 01:05:07 PM EDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A sentencing hearing for a man who pleaded guilty to a sex charge was delayed after the defendant tried to kill himself during the hearing.

It happened Tuesday during a hearing in Lehigh County Court for Jordan Dan Wenhold.

Officials say Wenhold was being sentenced for sexually assaulting a teenager when he took out a bottle of pills and swallowed them.

Officials say Wenhold's mother then got into an argument with the family of the victim.

Wenhold survived the suicide attempt and the hearing will resume on Friday.