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Convicted perp's sentencing for assault reset


James L. Holt Jr.

Leonardtown, MD - A Mechanicsville man who entered a guilty plea to a charge of first-degree assault in connection with a robbery that occurred last December is tentatively scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9 in St. Mary’s County Circuit Court. The defendant, James L. Holt Jr., 19 was indicted on six counts this past February. The indictment counts were armed robbery, robbery, first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. The conspiracy charges are misdemeanors while the other four counts are felonies.

The indictment alleges Holt broke into a woman’s California home Dec. 4 and committed the crimes. According to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Holt was arrested on outstanding warrants related to the incident Jan. 9. 

Holt is being represented by Thomas and Jason Axley. St. Mary’s County Assistant State’s Attorney Julie M. White is handling the prosecution. Holt’s guilty plea was entered July 6 before Judge Michael Stamm. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered. The PSI was completed and received in late August. Holt was scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 6 but the hearing was delayed.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com

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