John Antoine Holliman, 36 (DOB: 02/14/1984), of Southfield, Michigan, has been charged by Prosecutor Kym Worthy in connection with unlawful activity during the protest of the murder of George Floyd in Detroit.
On Friday, May 29, 2020, at 9:00 p.m. at Griswold and West Fort Street, it is alleged that during the protest, Defendant Holliman saw two uniformed Detroit Police Department bicycle officers and drove directly at the officers, causing them to ride onto the sidewalk to escape harm. It is further alleged that Holliman fled from fully marked police cars northbound on 1-75 to the westbound I-94 freeway, at times reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour. The defendant eventually pulled into a gas station at Central Avenue and West Vernor, where he was apprehended by Michigan State troopers and placed under arrest.
Holliman has been charged with two counts of Felonious Assault, and Fleeing and Eluding Third Degree.*
"While we clearly understand and support peaceful protests especially in this time of COVID and the murder of George Floyd, we cannot condone in any way the alleged actions of this defendant," said Prosecutor Worthy.
Holliman was arraigned June 1, 2020 in 36th District Court and received a $15,000/10% bond. The Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for June 12, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.; the Preliminary Examination is scheduled for June 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Both hearings are before Judge Roberta Archer in 36th District Court. Please request a photograph of the defendant from the Detroit Police Department.
*The charges are allegations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.