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Holder charged with assault, kidnapping, drugs
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Kyle Travis Holder

A McMinnville man faces a list of charges after allegedly violating an order of protection and, during that encounter, reportedly using a log chain to shatter the windshield of a vehicle where the protected person had sought refuge.  

Kyle Travis Holder, 40, has been charged with violating an order of protection, aggravated assault, kidnapping/ false imprisonment, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of a schedule VI controlled substance.

The situation occurred Thursday and began at approximately 11 a.m. when, according to the victim, Holder called and said he wanted to see her on his lunch break, a request she refused.

“Kyle then got agitated and began yelling at her,” Sheriff’s Department deputy Holden Baker noted in his report. When the victim returned to her home, Holder was reportedly in the house.

According to the report, a verbal altercation erupted and the victim exited the home and locked herself in a vehicle.

“Kyle then grabbed a bucket with a logging chain in it and threw it at the windshield of the vehicle,” said deputy Baker. “The bucket then broke and Kyle picked up just the chain and threw it at the windshield causing it to shatter. The victim then tried to get out of the vehicle when Kyle shut the door on her leg and then yanked the door open. The victim got out of the vehicle and Kyle wrapped her up like a bear hug and dragged her into the residence.”

The victim fled the home again and this time found deputy Baker as she ran out the door. Baker had responded to a report of a domestic assault and possible violation of an order of protection. That was at approximately 3:15 p.m. 

“Upon arrival, I made contact with the victim who was crying and distraught in the driveway of the residence. The victim stated that Kyle Holder was in the residence and he was not supposed to be there. I then stuck my head in the residence to yell for Kyle. I immediately smelled the odor of marijuana. Kyle never spoke back or made himself known. I then backed out of the residence and awaited backup.”

Mr. Holder had taken refuge in the attic. After deputies surrounded the house, he voluntarily climbed down from the attic and was taken into custody without further incident. 

Warren County Sheriff’s Department obtained a search warrant. Reportedly located in the residence was drug paraphernalia, as well as a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana and a blue oval pill that is suspected to be Xanax, both of which were located in a suitcase with men’s clothing and belongings. 

“Kyle also advised deputies that there may be close to an ounce of marijuana in the residence,” said Baker. 

Holder was released Friday. His total bond was set at $55,000.