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Bobby Dean Holt


     On Wednesday, April 12th at approximately 2:09 PM, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 911 call from 292 CR 508 on a complaint that a man had been hit in the head with a baseball bat and was injured. 

     Upon arrival at the scene, Sheriff’s Corporal Kristofer Savino made contact with the victim.  The victim was observed to have a laceration on the back of his head, and blood had flowed down the left side of his head to his neck.  A damaged and disabled vehicle was also there.

     The victim alleged to Corporal Savino that he had met BOBBY DEAN HOLT at a gas station and was asked to follow HOLT back to his residence for the purpose of retrieving a BMX bike.  When the victim followed HOLT into HOLT’s driveway, HOLT allegedly turned his vehicle around in the opposite direction and moved toward the victim at a fast speed, intentionally ramming the front of the victim’s vehicle.  The victim then alleges he stepped out of his vehicle and was hit in the head by HOLT with a baseball bat.  A neighbor heard the commotion and called 911.

     An ambulance from Baxter Regional Medical Center was summoned to the scene to tend to the victim. He was treated on the scene, but he declined to be taken to the hospital.

     After speaking with the victim, deputies made contact with the suspect, BOBBY DEAN HOLT. HOLT gave a varying description of the event, but he did say he struck the victim in the head with a flashlight because he felt the victim was acting in a threatening manner.  The flashlight had been disposed of before deputies arrived.  Neither a baseball bat nor a flashlight was recovered by deputies.

     At the conclusion of the on-scene investigation, 32 year old BOBBY DEAN HOLT of CR 508 was arrested and transported to the detention center.  He has been incarcerated on charges of:

Battery in the Second Degree – Felony
Criminal Mischief in the First Degree – Felony

     HOLT is being held on $20,000 bond and will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on April 27th.

/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff