Cart attack good for 10 years in jail

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By Patrick Yost, Editor

A 40-year-old Madison man charged with attempting to run over a Madison Police Department officer with a Polaris golf cart was sentenced to 20 years, with 10 years to serve in prison and the remainder on probation in Morgan County Superior Court last week. Steven Adcock was found guilty by a Morgan County Jury on charges ranging from habitual violator, aggravated assault, obstruction and fleeing or attempting to elude an officer. As part of sentencing, court records state, probation on a December, 2013 conviction of habitual violator and fleeing and attempting to elude officers was also revoked. Adcock had received a five year probated sentence on those charges that alleged Adcock failed to stop at a road block on April 26, 2013 and then led officers on a chase that ended in Walton County. Adcock was arrested by Madison Police Officer Stacey Eaton after Eaton gave chase to Adcock after observing him driving a Polaris golf cart on East Washington Street. Warrants state that Eaton was aware that Adcock did not possess a driver’s license and when he attempted to make a traffic stop, Adcock drove the golf cart into the Valley Farms subdivision and then into a wooded area behind the subdivision’s clubhouse. Warrants state that Eaton gave numerous verbal commands for Adcock to stop but, at some point in the chase, Adcock placed the vehicle in reverse and attempted to run over the officer. Adcock was then tased and detained. Adcock was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Brenda Trammell.

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