PRESTONSBURG A Virgie man will spend at least the next 8-and-a-half years in prison after pleading guilty to a first-degree assault charge for using a baseball bat to attack a woman in February.
Jordan L. Holbrook, 24, pleaded guilty to the assault charge in exchange for a sentence of 10 years in prison. Holbrook must serve at least 85 percent of the sentence before he can apply for parole.
When Holbrook was arrested, Assistant County Attorney Jimmy Blue Marcum said that Holbrook broke in to the Mud Creek home of a girl he had dated for a short time and attacked her. Marcum said the girls mother arrived and allowed the girl to escape, and that is when Holbrook attacked the woman with a bat.
Marcum said the woman had skull fragments in her hair when she talked to the police.
Its a sentence we are happy with and the victim is satisfied with that as well, said Commonwealths Attorney Brent Turner. She is doing pretty good now considering the seriousness of her injuries. It could have been much worse. She could have died.
After his arrest, Holbrook, who was jailed on a $1 million cash bond, was originally charged with attempted rape, second-degree disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, second-degree burglary and fourth-degree assault.