Domestic Violence Charges for Man Accused of Shoving Mother and Child

Tommy Murphy
Staff Writer

LaGrange Police have arrested a man on family violence charges after he allegedly got drunk and shoved the mother of his child, who was holding his baby.

Late Tuesday night about 11:50 p.m., officers with the LaGrange Police Department responded to the Tall Pines Apartments on Turner Street in reference to a fight. Officers arrived and spoke to a female, who advised that the father of her child, Nicholas Holland, had shoved her against a door frame, possibly injuring her baby that she had been holding at the time.

Paramedics were called to the scene and they evaluated the six-month-old child for possible head injuries. Paramedics advised police that the child did not appear to have any visible injuries. The baby was also interactive with both the paramedics and his mother, so she was advised to simply monitor the child.

The victim told police that she and Holland had been drinking and had gotten into a verbal dispute, which led to the physical incident.

She stated Holland was belligerent and very intoxicated, so she told him to leave, at which point he became angry and shoved her head against the door frame of her front door while she was holding their child.

Officers observed visible injuries to the side of the victim’s face, including redness and swelling. She also complained of pain from the injuries.

The victim advised that Holland was arrested for a similar incident in Heard County, but she dropped the charges in that case.

Holland was later found sleeping in the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle in the parking lot and he was taken into custody.

Police say Holland declined to make any statements about the incident.

As a result, Holland, age 28, was arrested and transported to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked into the jail charged with Battery – Family Violence Act and Third Degree Cruelty to Children – Family Violence Act. Holland is currently being held at the Troup County Jail where he was denied bond.

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