Fugitive with Outstanding Warrants is Arrested with a Stolen Vehicle
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Written By: Jim Emerson
NOVATO — A fugitive with four outstanding warrants allegedly stole a vehicle at Vintage Oaks Shopping Center. The suspect fled from Novato officers before crashing it and finally getting
Jovonni G. Holland, 44, a butcher from San Francisco, is being held at Marin County Jail in lieu of $147,500 bond. Holland was apprehended near the intersection of South Novato and Rowland boulevards.
A high-speed chase was aborted in the interest of public safety. Soon thereafter, a caller reported a suspicious vehicle with front end damage.
When officers caught Holland, he allegedly gave them a false name. Notwithstanding, personal items found inside the vehicle revealed Holland’s identity. He was arrested September 3 at 7:31 p.m.
Officers also discovered stolen property and a controlled substance inside the vehicle.
Moreover, a records check revealed that Holland had three outstanding felony warrants and one outstanding misdemeanor warrant.
Holland stands accused of backing out of a parking space at the shopping center at a high speed. After hitting a parked car, he allegedly accelerated and crashed into a police car, and fled from the area. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported.
Altogether, Holland faces 20 charges, including vehicle theft, hit-and-run, and possession of a controlled substance. Other open charges include providing false identification and assault with a deadly weapon for hitting the police car.
Among other offenses, Holland was allegedly driving with open containers of alcohol. That is in addition to possession of burglary tools and probation violation. Holland is no stranger to law enforcement. In fact, this is his tenth arrest since 2016.