Man accused in hit and run death of King teen to appear in court

Posted at 1:43 AM, Apr 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-03 02:43:00-04

A non-compliance hearing will be held today for the man accused of the hit and run death of a local teen.

Officers say 42-year-old Elton Wayne Holmes, Jr. ran a red light at on South Staples at Mustang Trail, striking two 15 and 16-year-old girls while they were crossing Staples Street. Officers say the girls were using the crosswalk.

One of the victims, Rai-Ane Garza, died at the scene. The other victim, Madicyn Knott, was rushed to the hospital.

Holmes then left the scene of the accident, according to officers. He was found and arrested about 40 minutes later.

Corpus Christi Police arrested Holmes on two counts of an accident involving death or injury, a third-degree felony. He was taken to the City Detention Center, and a city judge set his bond at $100,000.

Holmes’ was transferred to the Nueces County Jail, but quickly posted bond.

He was placed under house arrest, and required to wear an ankle monitor and another court-ordered device that checks for use of alcohol. He also has a curfew and is required to check in with pre-trial services once a week.

On March 29th, Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested him again for violating the conditions of his bond.

Deputies say Holmes admitted to his probation officer that he had used alcohol. The probation office contacted the Sheriff’s Office and Holmes was once again arrested.

Public records show Holmes has a lengthy criminal history. The history dates back to 1993 and includes multiple drug possession, assault and DWI charges, along with 2 evading arrest charges.


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