Southfield Man Charged with Crimes during Detroit Protest

John Holliman

DETROIT, MI – John Antoine Holliman, 36-years-old, of Southfield, has been charged with unlawful activity during the protest of the murder of George Floyd in Detroit.

On Friday, May 29th, 2020, at 9:00 p.m., at Griswold and West Fort Street, it is alleged that during the protest, John 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 John 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 atCentral 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 this evening in 36th District Court and received a 15,000/10% bond. The Probable Cause Conference and Preliminary Examination dates will be updated when they are confirmed. 

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