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New Mexico man arrested on kidnapping, assault charges

A Farmington man has been arrested on charges of second-degree kidnapping, third-degree assault and obstruction of a telephone — all domestic violence-related charges.

Travis R. Holcomb, 28, of Farmington, was arrested in the early morning of July 10 following an incident in which he allegedly held a woman against her will at a local hotel.

According to Det. Scott Maxwell of the Pagosa Springs Police Department, Holcomb and a female companion went to the Bear Creek Saloon and Grill on the evening of July 9 before returning to the Oak Ridge Lodge.

Maxwell said the man reportedly would not let the woman leave the hotel room, hitting her, before finally telling the woman she could leave, but that he would go with her.

Maxwell reported that the woman tried to run away on the way to the car, but Holcomb caught her and took her back to the car, at which point she ran again and was caught again.

After the pair went back in the hotel, a call came in to Archuleta County Combined Dispatch at about 3:50 a.m.

Holcomb was arrested on the three charges and booked into the Archuleta County Detention Center, where he is being held on a $50,000 bond.

Charges of kidnapping and rape in New Mexico against Holcomb were dropped last month, stemming from an alleged May 5 incident in which he was accused of attacking the same woman.

According to the Farmington Daily Times and Albuquerque Journal, charges against Holcomb of first-degree felony kidnapping, second-degree criminal sexual penetration, second-degree aggravated burglary, fourth-degree aggravated assault against a household member and aggravated battery were dropped following a June 8 preliminary hearing.

randi@pagosasun.com

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