Man facing drug charges allegedly tries to run over officer

Published 3:16 pm Thursday, April 24, 2014

By CASSANDRA MICKENS / Associate Editor

HOOVER — A Birmingham man facing drug charges is being held in the Shelby County Jail on $402,000 bond after he allegedly tried to run over an officer while authorities attempted to arrest him in Inverness.



Rodrigus Demaris Holt, 42, was booked into the Shelby County Jail April 22, according to court documents. The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Holt at the Lakes at Inverness Apartments on Hunt Cliff Road for allegedly selling cocaine and heroin.

Holt is charged with first-degree attempted assault, reckless endangerment, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, and distribution of a controlled substance. The distribution charge carries a $300,000 bond, the assault charge carries a $100,000 bond and the reckless endangerment and fleeing charges each carry a $1,000 bond.

Court documents show that Holt has numerous state and federal felony convictions involving drugs and firearms, as well as several failure to appear in court violations.