Early Tuesday morning, members of the Lincoln City Police Department contacted and arrested 53-year-old James T. Holley, of Lincoln City, on charges stemming from a disturbance and assault that occurred Friday, May 14.
On May 14 at 8:47 a.m., officers responded to a fight-in-progress call in the 2600 block of NW Mast. A witness reported that two males were physically fighting and one of the males had an item around the neck of the other and was choking him. During the initial investigation it was learned that an altercation occurred between the victim, who is not being identified, and the second subject, identified as James T. Holley. It was learned that during the altercation, Holley assaulted the victim and used an item to strangle him. The victim sustained some minor injuries, but declined further medical attention. Based on information at that time, Holley was detained and subsequently transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for a mental health evaluation. He was later released from the hospital.
The investigation continued and further information was reviewed which developed probable cause to arrest Holley. On the morning of May 18, a team of Lincoln City Police Officers contacted Holley at his residence and took him into custody without further incident.
Holley was transported to the Lincoln County Jail where he was lodged on multiple charges including, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, strangulation with a dangerous weapon and unlawful use of weapon.
The investigation remains open and additional charges are possible. If you have any information involving this incident, LCPD case number LCP21000753, please contact Officer Erik Anderson at 541-994-3636.