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Imprisoned Charles City man to face trial in January on felony charges

This news story was published on December 1, 2014.
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CHARLES CITY – A Charles City man already in a Fort Dodge prison for felony assault causing injury will face another trial in January on three other felonies.

Barry Jerome Holden, age 30, will go to trial on January 27 in Floyd county for alleged crimes that took place in Charles City in 2013. Charles City police arrested Holden on July 5, 2013 after a call from a residence at the 2100 block of Clarkview Drive for a domestic assault. Holden was charged with felony B first degree burglary, felony C sexual abuse, and felony D assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. All those charges were later dismissed without prejudice – which means the state could file them again – because a witness in the case was unable to participate in the trial. Holden had pleaded not guilty. He again faces charges of felony B first-degree burglary, felony C third-degree sexual abuse, and felony D assault with intent to commit sexual abuse after prosecutors re-filed the charges.

Holden is in prison in Fort Dodge at this time. He plead guilty on January 13th, 2014 to felony D willful injury causing injury and tampering with a witness. He was sentenced to five years in prison but could be out by next December.



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