Holland was charged with beating his mother at least twice before
. In August 2004
he faced battery charges for allegedly punching her in the stomach.
In July 2005
, he was charged with causing visible injury by hitting her in the face with a broomstick
. The 2005 charge was dismissed after an unspecified witness failed to show up for court, according to court records.
Holland has had to appear for probation revocation hearings for each new charge, as well as for failure to comply with terms of probation that included paying fees and attending anger management courses
The probation stems from a 2002 aggravated battery case, when Holland pleaded guilty to on the arm with a knife, causing a wound that required more than 25 stitches. Holland got a 10-year probated sentence on the charge.
Since June 2003, he has gone before a judge seven times for violating the probation,
most recently in May, when a judge revoked 12 months of the remaining four years. Holland was allowed to serve his time in a work release program and was released in November because of "good time" policies common in county jails that give inmates credit for early release.
Holland admitted to Senior Superior Court Judge John Girardeau during last yearís revocation hearing that he was at his motherís house on East Drive in violation of the terms of his probation. Holland had been ordered to stay away from the address because he cut his brother a second time there in April 2007,
eventually pleading guilty to a reduced charge of battery.
Holland told the judge he was caring for his bedridden mother, who had undergone open heart surgery.
"She did not have nobody to take care of her, to give her medication and stuff," Holland told the judge, according to a court transcript of the hearing. "Thatís the only reason I was there, sir,"
Arrest warrants taken out by Hall County Sheriffís officials Dec. 16 allege that Holland abused and neglected his mother at the same address "by failing to obtain emergency assistance for her after injuring her in the floor and leaving her without food, essentials and assistance for two days."
Hollandís sister said sheís frustrated that her brother hasnít spent more time behind bars. "I just canít understand how the system keeps putting him out on the street," she said.
According to the transcript from Hollandís last revocation hearing, Girardeau, after hearing Holland say he was caring for an ill mother and had found a job, showed mercy on him, allowing him to serve 12 months in work release.
The judge told Holland then, "You havenít been doing a very good job following the terms of your probation, and itís just continued on through six revocations. Looks like not a real good candidate for probation."