PITTSBURGH- A resident of Point Marion, PA, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of kidnapping, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The one-count Indictment named Kristopher Holmes, currently at Fayette County Jail, in Uniontown, PA, as the sole defendant.
According to the Indictment, on or about August 30, 2020, Holmes unlawfully abducted his intimate partner and willfully transported her from West Virginia to Pennsylvania.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of life in prison, a fine of not more than $250,000.00 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Vasquez Schmitt, the office’s Domestic Violence Prevention Coordinator, is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Pennsylvania State Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.