New domestic violence charge sends man back to prison

An Augusta man who served time for false imprisonment and aggravated assault is headed back to prison for a new assault.

Dejonnerio T. Holder, 35, admitted Thursday in Richmond County Superior Court he was in violation of his probation because of his conviction in Rockdale County of the misdemeanor offenses of family violence battery and reckless conduct.

Holder was sentenced in 2013 in Richmond County to three years in prison followed by seven years probation. Holder was originally charged with rape and aggravated assault but the rape charge was reduced to false imprisonment.

In the Rockdale County case, the original charges were two counts of aggravated assault. He was accused of biting and stabbing a woman. Defense attorney Benjamin Stewart presented a notarized statement from the victim that said she had not been harmed.

Judge J. Wade Padgett revoked Holder’s probation for one year.

 

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