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Man bolts from Ohio court, caught 2 flights below

Antawan Holston (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Antawan Holston (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI (AP) - Authorities say a man upset with how his case was going bolted from a Cincinnati court room and was chased by police officers on hand to testify in other cases.

Officials say 27-year-old Antawan Holston made his run at the Hamilton County Courthouse Tuesday after a judge increased his bond on drug charges and placed him under house arrest.

Deputies radioed to officers in the building to cover the exits while Holston raced down two flights of stairs. He was caught and returned to the court room, where he cursed the judge, his attorney, the deputies and others.

Judge Steve Martin ordered Holston jailed on contempt for running and cursing. After Holston serves the 30-day contempt sentence, he still faces the drug counts.

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