Jacob Thomas Gaulden, age 26 of Turnberry Road, will be sentenced Friday for the December 19, 2o1o, accident that led to the death of 22-year old Christopher James Holland of Pensacola. Holland was found in the 4300 block of Hollywood Avenue in the early morning hours. He was transported to Baptist Hospital were he later died.
Holland was a passenger in pickup drive by Gaulden on Hollywood Avenue. Holland tried to exit the truck as Gaulden drove off. The two got into a fight, the passenger door opened and Holland fell out of the moving vehicle.
Gaulden, driving the red pickup involved in the incident, was spotted by Escambia County Sheriff’s deputies a few days later near the Walmart on Highway 29 in Ensley. Witnesses said the red truck driven by Gaulden headed north on Old Palafox with another vehicle in pursuit. The chase headed north, crossed onto Highway 29 and ended when deputies stopped the truck on West Roberts Road near Pine Forest Road.