Michael Holmes, a running back on the Virginia Tech football team, has been arrested on two counts of simple assault and one count of malicious wounding, a Montgomery County (Va.) jail spokesman confirmed Sunday afternoon.
Holmes, a redshirt sophomore who started five games last season, was being held without bail. A press release issued by the Blacksburg police department said officers were called to the 200 block of College Ave. near campus for a fight in progress at 1:50 a.m. Sunday morning. The ensuing investigation led to Holmes’s arrest.
The release said one victim was transported to LewisGale Medical Center for treatment of an unspecified injury. Two other victims were treated at the scene.
Malicious wounding is considered a class 3 felony in Virginia and is described as attempting to “maliciously shoot, stab, cut, or wound any person or by any means cause him bodily injury, with the intent to maim, disfigure, disable, or kill.” According to Virginia Tech athletic department rules, any student athlete charged with a felony is indefinitely suspended until the charge is resolved.