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Jefferson County Man Headed To Court On Assault Charges

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 12:01 AM

Posted by Scott Shindledecker

jj-edited-4JEFFERSON CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Brockway man facing several charges included aggravated assault and kidnapping after allegedly smashing a woman’s head against a car window in front of her two children has waived his preliminary hearing and had the charges waived for court.

According to court documents, DuBois-based State Police filed criminal charges against 33-year-old Daniel Robert Holt, of Brockway after an incident in October.

According to a criminal complaint, at about 4:30 p.m., October 28, DuBois-based State Police were dispatched to Penn Highlands DuBois for the report of a domestic assault that resulted in the victim being thrown from a vehicle.

Police spoke with the victim who stated that she was in a physical altercation the previous night around 9 p.m. with her boyfriend Daniel Holt, who had allegedly been drinking, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, the incident began on Olivio Drive in Brockway. The victim stated that Holt asked her to go for a ride. She said “no,” and he threatened to take their two-year-old son if she did not go. The victim said that she, Holt, their two-year-old son, and her four-year-old son went for a ride on Clayplant Road, outside of Brockway.

The complaint states that “Holt then began hitting (the victim) and smashed her head into the window until the window broke. Then, Holt stopped the car, grabbed the victim by the throat, threw her out, and zip-tied her legs.”

Holt allegedly threatened to kill the victim multiple times throughout the incident, the complaint indicates.

The victim “suffered bruising from being bound at her feet, grabbed around her neck, and grabbed at the arms. She was bruised and lacerated from head to toe,” the complaint continues.

Based on the investigation, a criminal complaint was filed against Holt in District Judge David B. Inzana’s office.

The following charges were filed against Holt.

  • Aggravated Assault, Felony 1
  • Kidnap to Inflict Injury/Terror, Felony 1
  • Terroristic Threats with Intent to Terrorize Another, Misdemeanor 1
  • Unlawful Restraint/Serious Bodily Injury, Misdemeanor 1
  • Unlawful Restraint/Involuntary Servitude, Misdemeanor 1
  • Endangering Welfare of Children – Prevent/Interfere With Making Report, Misdemeanor 1 (two counts)
  • False Imprisonment, Misdemeanor 2
  • Simple Assault, Misdemeanor 2 (two counts)
  • Recklessly Endangering Another Person, Misdemeanor 2

Holt is still lodged in the Jefferson County Jail, unable to post $75,000 monetary bail.

Jury selection is scheduled for June 12.

For more Jefferson County new, visit exploreJeffersonPA.com.

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