Sylacauga man facing assault charges
by Shane Dunaway
Officers from the Talladega County Sheriff’s Department and the Sylacauga Police Department arrested a 38-year-old male in Sylacauga Monday night.

Kenny Alan Holmes faces second-degree assault charges and resisting arrest charges after he struck an officer in the face.

According to Investigator Sgt. Josh Tubbs, the officers initially arrived on the scene at Millhaven Avenue to serve Holmes a warrant for failure to pay child support and failure to appear in court.

The officers awakened Holmes and advised him to get dressed. Holmes began putting on his clothes and when finished, attempted to walk out the bedroom door, Tubbs said.

At that point, Deputy Jimmy Medley instructed Holmes to place his hands behind his head. As Medley went to grab Holmes by the arm to apply handcuffs, Holmes punched Medley and attempted to flee the scene.

Tubbs said Holmes didn’t make it very far after one of Sylacauga’s officers used his taser to impede the assailant’s progress.

Holmes was transported to the Talladega County Jail.

Circuit Clerk Brian York set the bond for Holmes at $51,000.

Second-degree assault in Alabama is a Class C felony that carries a sentence of two-to-20 years in prison and a possible fine not exceeding $5,000.

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