Court hears assault, tampering cases


GREENVILLE — Two people appeared in Darke County Common Pleas court Tuesday for a plea agreement and initial appearance. Judge Jonathan P. Hein presided.

Eric Holder, 37, of Union City, Ohio, appeared in court for a change of plea agreement. Holder was initially indicted on one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony.

Holder, along with another man, was arrested July 17, 2020, following an incident in which the two men assaulted a third man at a South Stateline Road residence. The victim suffered a broken arm during the assault.

The plea agreement amended the first charge, citing felonious assault, to attempted felonious assault, a third-degree felony. The second charge — kidnapping — was dropped. Holder pleaded guilty to the amended charge and was reminded that he must continue to follow his pre-trial supervision. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 28.

Damon Dickey, 24, of Ansonia, made his initial appearance in court on one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, and one count of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison sentence of four years, and a maximum fine of $15,325. Dickey was appointed public defender Randall Breaden, and his bond was set at $10,000 cash, surety, or property. His next appearance is scheduled for Dec. 12.


By Nathaniel Kubik

Nathaniel Kubik covers courts and crime for Darke County Media. To contact him, email [email protected] or call 937-569-0066.

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