Court orders psych evaluation for Alliance teen involved in car-jackings

    A 90-day mental evaluation has been ordered for an Alliance man who pleaded No Contest to multiple charges after attempting 2 car-jackings on the same day in April.

      Kolton Farr, 18, was scheduled for sentencing on Wednesday, but Box Butte County District Judge Travis O’Gorman granted a defense motion for the evaluation. A new sentencing will be set, likely for this fall.

      Farr pleaded No Contest in June to 3 felonies – 1st-degree false imprisonment, intentional child abuse without injury, and attempted 1st-degree assault – and 7 misdemeanors. 

       Farr was accused of eluding police in a high-speed early morning chase that began with an attempted traffic stop, then later trying to carjack a vehicle and chasing into the Alliance Police Dept parking lot where an officer fired at Farr’s vehicle.

      Farr was arrested a short time later in downtown Alliance, struggling with an individual he’d threatened with a knife while attempting a second carjacking. 

        Court records show that after he was arrested, Farr admitted to officers he was responsible and repeatedly talked about how drunk he’d been. A blood test taken under a warrant showed Farr’s blood-alcohol level was well over twice the legal limit.

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