Councilmember Holly Blair arrested at home; booked into Kings County Jail

By Ed Martin, Editor
Holly Blair July 6 booking photo
Holly Blair July 6 booking photo

Kings County Jail officials and the Lemoore Police Department confirmed that Lemoore Councilmember Holly Blair was booked into the Kings County Jail this afternoon (July 6) for various charges that included suspicion of spousal battery and felony criminal threats.

According to Kings County Jail records, Lemoore officers arrested Blair and transported her to the jail at about 2 p.m. on Saturday.

According to a department press release, officers responded to a possible domestic violence incident that had just occurred at about 1:07 p.m. When officers arrived the victim contacted them in front of the residence. He told officers that his wife, Blair,  had threatened to kill him. When the victim attempted to walk away and use his phone, Blair punched the victim once in the back of the head.

Blair’s spouse explained to police that with the recent domestic violence, he felt the threat against him was credible, and he feared for his safety as well as his children’s safety.

The victim did not have any visible injuries, but he did complain of minor pain and refused medical attention.

Blair was contacted inside the house and taken into custody without incident. Police booked Blair into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of life threats, domestic violence and committing a felony while out on bail. Blair’s bail was set at $85,000.

It was only a little over 24 hours ago that Blair appeared in Kings County Court for her arraignment – without an attorney – as she faced a slew of felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from the June 5 incident that resulted in a high-speed chase and ended with her arrest at the intersection of Lemoore Avenue and Cinnamon Drive.

Blair arrived about 20 minutes late for the arraignment and told the court she did not have an attorney and needed additional time. Kings County Superior Court Judge Michael Reinhart rescheduled her appearance for July 25.

Blair ultimately was charged with three felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon (her vehicle), one count of evading a police officer and three misdemeanors.

Reinhardt, on Friday, also issued a pair of criminal protective orders (restraining orders) mandating that Blair stay at least 100 yards away from the Lemoore Police Department and a second order that mandates that Blair stay clear of any victims in the June incident.

Councilmember Holly Blair arrested at home; booked into Kings County Jail

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