Elkmont man charged with kidnapping and assault after injured woman fled to hospital

Larry Holt (Photo:  Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

Larry Holt (Photo: Limestone County Sheriff's Office)

LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – The Limestone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating allegations of domestic violence and kidnapping after a woman arrived at Athens Hospital with severe injuries from being beaten.

Deputies arrested Larry Eugene Holt of Elkmont on Wednesday, after reports that he had held a woman captive in a garage for a period of twelve hours during a dispute.

Authorities say the alleged victim claims that after an argument, Holt forced her into a garage when she attempted to leave.   She described being beaten with fists, a rock, a wooden board, and an electrical cord during her captivity.

The alleged victim also said that Holt forced her to several locations in Tennessee and Limestone County where the beatings continued.  Holt also allegedly threatened to kill her family, and to set her on fire and drown her in a creek if she called the police.

The victim said she escaped when they returned to Holt’s residence.  When he went inside, he forgot the keys in the vehicle and the victim was able to flee to the hospital.

Authorities say that her wounds are severe and consistent with her story.

Holt has been charged with domestic violence assault and 1st degree kidnapping.  He is currently in the Limestone County Jail on $65,000 bond.