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Repeat runner sentenced
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A man who fled police in a stolen Porsche, then two weeks later ran from them on foot before assaulting a policewoman who was trying to arrest him, will serve half a year in jail.
The man, Dalton Holton, 24, entered guilty pleas before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to charges of evading arrest and assault on an officer. He was directed to serve 180 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and pay $889 in court costs. Additional charges of evading arrest and violating a bond condition were dismissed as part of the plea bargain.
Holton’s issues with the law began last month when he stole his girlfriend’s Porsche from her Spring Street residence. He led police on a short chase and was caught on nearby Lance Street.
The ink had barely dried on those warrants when he showed back up at his girlfriend’s house and assaulted her. He ran off when police arrived and was able to elude capture. He remained at-large for nearly a week before showing back up at his girlfriend’s Spring Street residence.
When police arrived, they found him inside. Police Sgt. Lisa Norris went to the front door while another officer guarded the back door to prevent him from escaping.
“I found him inside a back bedroom,” Sgt. Norris said, noting she took him by the wrists to handcuff him, telling him he was under arrest. “He said he wasn’t going anywhere and I told him there was another officer outside.”
Saying he didn’t care about the other officer, the 6-foot, 180-pound Holton pulled away from the officer and forcefully hit her in the arms and chest before running out the front door
“He took off into the neighborhood on foot,” Norris revealed.
He was arrested on Swann Street a few minutes later at taser point.