Photo: Chase Nathaniel Pollard
A Mountain Home man alleged to have assaulted relatives in mid-October appeared in Baxter County Circuit Court Monday to face the revocation of a suspended sentence in an earlier case.
Thirty-one-year-old Chase Nathaniel Pollard was put on probation for 36 months in July 2019 after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a high speed chase spanning two counties three months earlier.
In the revocation petition filed Oct. 18, Pollard was accused of violating the terms and conditions of the suspended sentence by being charged with assaulting a family or household member.
Pollard was asked if allegations contained in the revocation petition were true. He denied assaulting a family member, but said he wanted to plead guilty and have his probation revoked because he was “tired and I just want to get out of jail, do my prison time and get my life back.”
Circuit Judge John Putman said he was not going to sentence Pollard to prison for something he was claiming not to have done.
Judge Putman set a revocation hearing in the case for Dec. 13.
One of the alleged assault victims filed an affidavit to obtain an order of protection to keep Pollard away from her. The affidavit alleges Pollard, while under the influence of drugs and alcohol, became aggressive.
In addition to the attack on the two people in the home, Pollard was accused of doing “extensive damage” to the residence.
The petition was dismissed for lack of prosecution Nov. 2, according to electronic court records.
Chase Pollard was initially arrested along with his twin brother, Chad Daniel Pollard, in April 2019 after their vehicle spun out and hit a guardrail twice just short of the Bull Shoals city limits.
Photo: Chad Pollard
Before they were taken into custody, the twins bailed out of the four-door sedan and ran into the woods. A Cotter police officer gave chase and found the brothers flat on their stomachs near the spot where they entered the woods.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the chase began when the Cotter officer observed a sedan with a minor equipment violation.
When the first attempt was made to stop the car, the vehicle sped off toward Gassville on U.S. Highway 62/412.
The Cotter officer notified the Gassville police department the car was accelerating and not responding to emergency lights and siren.
The vehicle continued traveling at a high rate of speed and turned into a convenience store parking lot in Gassville. The car then “fishtailed” out of the lot and reentered the highway – this time headed back toward Cotter.
According to police, the speeding car cut off a semi-tractor-trailer truck and then turned off its lights, as it traveled the Highway 62/412 Bridge at Cotter.
The pursuit continued into Flippin and Fairview before ending short of the Bull Shoals city limits.
The backseat of the four-door sedan occupied by the twins was full of clothes, food and even a toaster oven, according to law enforcement officers.
Because of the large number of items in the backseat, there was room for only the two front seat occupants.
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