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Press Release-Samantha Holt Indictment


Date: Friday, January 4, 2019

January 4th, 2019

State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross

 

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Rockford woman has been indicted by a Grand Jury for a shooting that happened in December.

 Samantha Holt Mug

On December 13th, 2018, Rockford Police responded to the area of Arline Avenue and Richmond Street in reference to shots fired. Officers located a 16-year-old male victim who had been shot in the legs. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Rockford Police Detectives and SCOPE officers conducted a follow up investigation which was reviewed by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a result, Samantha L. Holt (D.O.B. 8/7/1985) was charged and recently indicted by a Winnebago County Grand Jury. Holt faces a two count Bill of Indictment that includes Aggravated Battery with a Firearm and Aggravated Domestic Battery charges.

 

Aggravated Battery with a Firearm is a Class X Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 6-30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by three years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

Aggravated Domestic Battery is a Class 2 Felony that is punishable by a sentence of 3-7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by four years of Mandatory Supervised Release.

 

Holt is currently being held in the Winnebago County Jail on $500,000 bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned at 9am on January 17th, 2019 in front of the Honorable Judge Randy Wilt in Courtroom B at the Winnebago County Criminal Justice Center.

 

The charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

CONTACT PERSON:

Alternative Justice & Outreach Coordinator

Katie Zimmerman

815-319-4725

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