Inmate charged with attacking deputy due in court Monday

Abraham Pearson to be arraigned for attacking Wayne County deputy

DETROIT - A man charged with attacking a Wayne County deputy and then escaping from the courthouse is expected to be back in court Thursday.

Abraham Pearson allegedly attacked Deputy Harrison Tolliver with a sharpened comb on Sept. 9 as he was being escorted in the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice to face sentencing for carjacking and armed robbery.

Tolliver then fled the courthouse had police on a day-long manhunt for him until a tipster spotted him on a street and called 911.

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Pearson will be arraigned in Circuit Court on 11 new charges, including assault with intent to murder, for the escape.

He was ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation in that case and is being held in the psychiatric ward of the Wayne County Jail.

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