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Holton ordered into mental health court
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A man who ran from police and then took refuge in his mother’s home has been released on time served, but will have to enter the mental health court.
The defendant, Dalton B. Holton, 21, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest and domestic assault. He was given an 11-month, 29-day sentence but was released on time served provided he be enrolled in the Mental Health Court program. Charges of reckless endangerment and felony assault were dismissed as part of his plea bargain. He must pay $1,616.
His charges were brought after McMinnville police officer Kenneth Seagraves clocked him speeding on Nashville Highway. The officer said Holton refused to pull over and hit the accelerator near Angel’s Bridge, running a red light at over 80 mph.
While able to evade the officer at that point, minutes later officers found Holton had taken refuge at his mother’s house. They were met by his mother outside the home.
“She was in fear for her life,” Seagraves said of Holton’s mother, noting her son’s girlfriend had been in the car when he was running from police. “The suspect’s girlfriend stated she told him to pull over but he refused to.”
Police had to forcibly remove Holton from the house and wrestle him to a patrol car.