Local sports hero faces three felony charges

Through an attorney, Holly says he is not guilty of the crimes

By Luke Britt
Former Union Parish High School and current LSU runningback Trey Holly and two other people have been arrested by the Union Parish Sheriff’s Office and charged with multiple felonies in connection with a shooting that occurred in Farmerville last week that left two people injured, one of them critically.
Arrested with Holly were Jordan Ramond Jones, 18, of Marion and an unnamed 16-year-old juvenile.
The arrests stem from a shooting that occurred Feb. 9 near the Holly home at Union Villa Apartments. According to Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates, deputies responded to a report of a shooting with victims and arrived at the apartments to find two people with gunshot wounds.
One victim, a woman, was shot three times and was transported the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport, where she underwent surgery. Originally in serious condition, Gates said that victim is now in stable condition.
The second victim, a man, was shot in the leg and is in good condition at a Monroe hospital, Gates said.
Holly turned himself in Thursday and was booked into the Union Parish Detention Center on one count of attempted second-degree murder, one count of aggravated criminal damage to property and one count of illegal use of a weapon (on a public roadway). His bond is set at $512,000.
ESPN.com is reporting that Holly’s attorney, Kelvin Rodgers of Spearsville, said Holly is not guilty of the crimes. The Gazette was unable to reach Rodgers by phone.
Jones is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder and an illegal possession of a weapon charge. He, too, is being held at the UPDC. His bond is set at $510,000.
The juvenile faces the same charges as Holly and is being held in the Green Oaks Juvenile Detention Center in Monroe.
Gates said more arrests are possible.
Holly led the Union Parish High School Football Farmers to repeated playoff appearances between 2018-22 and joined the LSU Tigers after graduation.
The LSU athletics website had the following to say about Holly, as a player: “One of the most accomplished running backs in Louisiana high school history … In first year of high school football, rushed for 849 yards and 10 TDs as an eighth-grader … Five-year starter at running back … Broke the state’s all-time rushing record (all divisions) with 10,523 yards during his high school career … Scored 160 touchdowns during his prep career, 146 on the ground … Capped prep career with 2,694 yards and 38 touchdowns in leading Union Parish to the LSHAA Division III State Championship game as a senior in 2022.”
Shortly after the arrest was announced, LSU issued the following statement:
“We are aware that a student-athlete has been arrested in relation to a shooting in Union Parish. This student-athlete has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities, in accordance with departmental policies. Out of respect for the judicial process, we will have no further comment,” the school said.

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