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JHS grad faces deadly conduct charge in Harrison County
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Brooks Michael Holder
Brooks Michael Holder
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WASKOM – A graduate of A.C. Jones High School reportedly was arrested in Harrison County last week after being charged with deadly conduct-discharging a firearm.

According to news reports, Brooks Michael Holder, 19, was with a fellow football player at East Texas Baptist University on May 20 when Holder allegedly fired three shots from a .22-caliber firearm in front of the home of a Waskom, Texas police sergeant.

According to Jodi Mitchell, wife of Sgt. Forrest Mitchell of the Waskom Police Department, two daughters were at home at the time the shots were fired at about 9 p.m.

Holder and the other student arrested, Kailob Wallace, are reported to be quarterbacks on the college football team.

Both students were arrested shortly after the shooting and charged.

Bail for each suspect was set at $25,000. Both were released last week on bail.

Both students were listed as freshmen during the 2012-2013 school year and members of the school’s Tigers football team.

The two were later arrested by Sgt. Mitchell. The daughter of a neighbor said she was outside when the shots were fired, and she was able to describe a white vehicle that was passing the house when the shots were fired.

After the vehicle was stopped, officers reportedly found three spent rounds from a .22-caliber rifle.

The Bee-Picayune was unable to obtain further comment from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, the Waskom Police Department or the county’s district attorney’s office.