Bedford County school board member taken into custody Monday for assault and battery

He’s set to appear in court on Feb. 23

A Bedford County school board member was taken into custody Monday afternoon (Feb. 6) for assault and battery, court records indicate. (Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority)

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

10 News sat down with Bedford County School Board member Matthew Holbrook, who is speaking out after he was arrested for assault and battery on Monday.

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“I acted in anger but I do not regret my actions. I do feel that they’re justified,” Holbrook said.

You can find the full update here.


ORIGINAL STORY

A Bedford County school board member was taken into custody Monday afternoon (Feb. 6) for assault and battery, court records indicate.

Matthew Holbrook has been serving on the school board since Nov. 2, 2021, and represents District 2, which covers Moneta Elementary School, Staunton River High School and Staunton River Middle School.

He was released on bond at about 1:12 p.m. Monday and is set to appear in court on Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m.

At this time, the details surrounding the incident are unclear; we’ve reached out to Bedford County officials to learn more.

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About the Author

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

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