Warrant arrest made at OHS

Gasconade County Sheriff’s deputies on the evening of Sept. 18 arrested Michael J. Holland, Gerald, at Owensville High School’s football field on two outstanding no-bond warrants. 

Holland jailed in Crawford County on allegations he violated his probation on a March 16, 2018, guilty plea to two class  E felony counts of first-degree stalking. Both cases stem from incidents in Owensville on Sept. 20, 2017. Holland was sentenced to four years in prison on each count but the sentence was suspended. He was given five years of supervised probation with the sentences to run concurrent.

Court records show he violated conditions of his probation back in June. Circuit Judge Craig E. Hellmann, via his clerk, noted for the record in all capital letters, “Place him on my next docket and remind him when he’s talking to a P (probation) officer he’s talking to me.”

Attempts to reach Holland via U.S. mail (“no such street. Unable to forward.”) are noted in early July and on July 24 a no-bond “capias” warrant was issued on the alleged probation violations. 

He appeared in court on Aug. 17 while out on a $50,000 bond but did not appear for a Sept. 14 hearing, resulting in the capias bond being issued. He is scheduled for an Oct. 19 hearing in Hellmann’s Gasconade County court.

Holland is also facing an Aug. 25 felony first-degree stalking charge in a case filed by Gerald police.

Court records show another Owensville police case alleging a felony stalking charge against Holland, dating to May 24, 2018, and pending in Gasconade County Associate Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on Oct. 3. A $50,000 cash or surety bond was requested in that case. Holland was ordered not to have contact with the victim, identified in records only as “H.H.”