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Virginia Tech running back bails out of jail

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Virginia Tech running back Michael Holmes was released on $2,500 bail on Tuesday.

"I feel great, I get to eat a good meal now," said Holmes.

He spent two nights in the Montgomery County Jail after police say his involvement in a fight outside Blacksburg bar T.O.T.S., left one man in the hospital.

Police say Holmes kicked, punched, and dragged one of the victims by her hair

He didn't want to talk about the case or the charges of malicious wounding he faces... But his lawyer did

"It was clearly between his girlfriend and previous girlfriend and who started it, and what caused it and how it got broken up, I guess that's all the details we'll have to sort out in court. He feels like he never should have been locked up and I agree with that. Sometimes you just have to let the process play itself out," said Turk.

His mother, Tonya Brandon, traveled from Harrisonburg to be with her son. Holmes' current girlfriend tells us they came here, to the Blacksburg Police Department shortly after the fight Sunday morning, but she says they couldn't locate this call button behind me to notify police and give them their side of the story. Later, officers came to his apartment  to arrest him.

"They said they were so upset and adrenaline was flowing, that they did not recall that the little box on the side of the door, that you push the button and you ask for help.," said Brandon.

A judge ordered the 19-year-old to have no contact with any of the victims involved in this case. His next court date is scheduled for June 13.


A Virginia Tech running back is out of jail after bonding out this morning.

Police say 19-year-old Michael Holmes is charged with malicious wounding and two counts of assault following a fight early Sunday morning.

According to prosecutors in court, the victims say Holmes punched, kicked, and even dragged one of them by her hair.

Jimmy Turk, Holmes' attorney,  and family members, believe the sophomore was only breaking up a fight between his current and former girlfriends.

A judge set a $2,500 bond and Holmes was released around 11:30 a.m.

His next court date is scheduled in June.

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