DETROIT (WWJ) – A man who allegedly attacked a deputy and then went on the lam in Detroit will be held without bond on attempted murder and other charges.
Abraham Pearson, who also goes by Derreck White, was arraigned via video feed Thursday afternoon.
The 25-year-old man eluded authorities for 14 hours, hiding in vacant houses, after police say he stabbed a guard with a sharpened plastic comb, donned his uniform, and escaped the courthouse where he was set to be sentenced on other charges.
Pearson was re-arrested Monday night after a man who spotted him at a gas station called 911.
Thursday, Pearson was formally charged with 11 felony counts.
His attorney, James Howarth — citing what he called Pearson’s history of mental breakdowns — requested a psychological evaluation for his client.
“I don’t think that it’s far-fetched to say that he may be under a disability at this time,” Howarth told the court. “I’d add to that, upon seeing him in court on Tuesday, I don’t believe that this person knew who I was — and I’ve been his attorney for over a year.”
The judge in the case denied the exam request, at least for now.
Pearson will remain jailed pending a preliminary examination set for Sept. 23.
The injured Wayne County deputy, 63-year-old retired Detroit police officer Harrison Tolliver, was treated for multiple puncture wounds that were not life-threatening.