Holley charged with felonious assault


Senior safety Nate Holley looks to the sideline for a play in the first half of the game against the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Alabama Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016.

Henry Palattella

A second charge has been brought against former Kent State football player Nate Holley.

The senior safety was charged with felonious assault in the Portage County Municipal Court on Friday.

The charge – a second-degree felony – is a supplemental indictment to his prior charge of first-degree kidnapping.

Holley was arrested Nov. 4 after allegedly kidnapping an unnamed female Kent State student and holding her against her will at Campus Pointe apartments, per the indictment filed by the Portage county Sheriff’s Office.

The new indictment alleges that Holley “caused or attempted to cause serious physical harm to a woman named in the filing,” according to an article published by the Record Courier Saturday.

Holley was to initially be held on a $100,000 bond after his first arrest, but Judge Barbara Oswick reduced the amount to $50,000, citing Holley’s strong community ties, his academic achievements in school and the fact that this was his first run-in with the law.

The football program suspended Holley indefinitely, according to a prior statement from Eric Mansfield, the university’s executive director of media relations.

Holley will appear before Judge Laura Pittman in court Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Henry Palattella is the sports editor, contact him at [email protected].