NBC 12 in Richmond: Campus traffic stop turns dangerous:
Richmond police still searching for the man who took a VCU Police officer on a wild ride.
There is a warrant out for the arrest of this man, 18-year-old Zorin Ammad Holton.
Police say a female officer was trying to issue Holton a routine traffic ticket when he grabbed her by the arm and took off.
The officer was dragged alongside the car for four city blocks.
The officer, whose identity is not being released, survived the experience with only a few minor injuries.
That has not stopped officials from issuing a felony warrant for attempted capital murder for the man they believe is responsible.
That in itself is not a major offense, but VCU Police say a minor traffic stop turned into a major problem when Zorin Ammad Holton grabbed hold of a female officer who pulled him over and took off.
Holton allegedly sped away with the officer hanging out the window down these four blocks of Cary Street, when the driver slowed down enough and she was able to break free.
Hey dumbass at NBC 12, how about I drive for four blocks with you hanging out to the window, and then see if you think that an attempted murder charge is appropriate? And for those unfamiliar with the definition of “capital murder” (he’s charged with attempted capital murder in this case). Code of Virginia, § 18.2-31:
The following offenses shall constitute capital murder, punishable as a Class 1 felony:
6. The willful, deliberate, and premeditated killing of a law-enforcement officer as defined in § 9.1-101 or any law-enforcement officer of another state or the United States having the power to arrest for a felony under the laws of such state or the United States, when such killing is for the purpose of interfering with the performance of his official duties;
Sounds appropriate to me.
Of course, it’s no big secret that certain people at NBC 12 don’t seem to like local law enforcement; especially after they criticize the Sheriff for increasing security at the high school when there was a rumor that there would be a shootout in the parking lot (link #1, #2).
VCU Police are asking you to be on the lookout for Zorin Ammadd Holton.
If you spot him, call them at 828-1196.