Holt’s preliminary hearing continued

Published 2:01 am Monday, June 27, 2022

The preliminary hearing for Fenton Bryant Holt III in connection with a March 25 two-vehicle crash in Southampton County that led to assault charges was continued Tuesday, June 21, to Sept. 13 in Southampton General District Court.

Fenton Bryant Holt III

The Southampton County Sheriff’s Office reported in a March 28 press release that at approximately 3:39 p.m. on March 25, deputies were called to respond to a motor vehicle accident in the 30000 block of Camp Parkway. 

After law enforcement officers investigated, it was determined that a white Chevrolet pickup left the roadway and struck a black Volkswagen sedan sitting in a driveway, the release continued, adding that the driver of the pickup then allegedly exited the vehicle, approached the adult male driver of the Volkswagen and struck him in the face multiple times until an off-duty deputy intervened prior to other law enforcement arriving.

The release stated that the pickup driver who allegedly assaulted the Volkswagen driver was identified as Holt, 40, of Franklin. 

The sheriff’s office noted in the release that Holt was charged with two counts of felony aggravated malicious wounding and one count of misdemeanor assault, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, destruction of property, and reckless driving.

The release added that the adult male driver and an adult female passenger of the second vehicle were both flown to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Holt’s preliminary hearing is set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Southampton General District Court.