Assault charge filed in House race

Reta Holden, who is seeking to win the House of Representatives, District 34 post from incumbent Kevin Horan, has filed criminal assault charges against Horan in Grenada City Court.

The charges are the result of an incident that occurred at an event sponsored by several candidates Saturday in the parking lot of a church at the corner of MLK Boulevard and South Street, according to a press release from the Holden camp.

Holden said she was talking with a local constituent when Rep. Horan grabbed her arm and began to shake her.

“He just grabbed my arm and just started scolding me. I was shocked,” Holden said, “I just felt so scared.”

Grenada Star
8/3/15