Bail At $100,000 With Preliminary Hearing Friday In Alliance Police Chase/Carjacking Case

      The Alliance teenager arrested earlier this month following a police chase and 2 attempted carjackings made his initial appearance in Box Butte County Court on Tuesday on nearly a dozen charges.

      Bail for 18-year old Kolton Farr was set at $100,000 and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for Friday morning at 10:30.

       Farr is charged with 2 felonies – felony use of a weapon and attempted 1st-degree assault – and 8 misdemeanors including DUI, operating a vehicle to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and criminal mischief. 

       Farr is accused of eluding police in a high-speed early morning chase that began with an attempted traffic, of trying to carjack a vehicle and chasing it into the Alliance Police Dept parking lot, and of trying to carjack another vehicle before being arrested. Both carjackings were at knifepoint.      

     Court records show that Farr admitted he was driving the pickup involved in the incident and repeatedly talked about how drunk he’d been during a field sobriety test. A blood test taken under a warrant showed Farr’s blood-alcohol was well over twice the legal limit.