A man who led police on a foot chase from downtown to Depot Bottom has been sentenced to 24 days in jail.
The fugitive, Colton W. Hollis, 21, entered a guilty plea to the charge of evading arrest and was directed to serve 24 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must pay $50 plus costs.
Hollis ran from police after officer Brad Hall saw him driving on Smithville Highway. The officer had knowledge Hollis was wanted for violating probation so he fell in behind him and was able to contact him on Main Street in front of Topz.
“I verified the warrant and went to arrest him,” officer Hall recalled, noting Hollis wasn’t ready to go quietly. “When I went to handcuff him, he pushed me and ran across the street.”
Hollis bolted down the hill toward Depot Bottom. Officers searched the area and eventually found and arrested Hollis hiding in one of the buildings that belongs to BRC.
The charge of resisting arrest was dismissed as part of Hollis’ plea agreement.