Kent State University football player charged with kidnapping ex-girlfriend

Posted at 5:01 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-08 12:08:51-05

A Kent State University football player has been charged with kidnapping.

According to court documents, Kent State senior, Nathan T. Holley, arraigned on Monday afternoon on a first-degree felony charge of kidnapping. Kent State officials said the person who was kidnapped is an adult female. 

The incident took place on November 3.

The woman is Holley's ex-girlfriend, said Lt. Greg Johnson, Portage County Sheriff's Office. The two came into contact outside of her apartment and he took her somewhere by force. At some point, the woman tried to leave but Holley prevented her from doing so, which is the kidnapping charge.

Johnson said there was not a sexual assault, but she was physically assaulted. More charges will be considered by the grand jury.



Following his arraignment, a felony complaint was filed against him and Holley was released on a $50,000 bond to Oriana House, a community corrections, and chemical dependency treatment agency.

Holley had 401 career tackles for the Golden Flashes football team and is from Toledo, Ohio. Kent State released a statement about his arrest on Monday: 

"We are aware of the situation and take this matter very seriously. He has been suspended from the team indefinitely."