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Raleigh attorney arrested after appearing intoxicated

Posted August 11, 2013
Updated August 12, 2013

— A Raleigh attorney was arrested Friday night after being taken into custody outside a Raleigh nightclub.

James Holmes Jr., 35, was arrested after authorities said he appeared intoxicated outside of the City Limits Saloon. 

He faces a list of charges including assault on an officer, resisting a public officer, second-degree trespassing, assault on a female and intoxicated and disruptive behavior.

Holmes was released on a $30,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Monday. 



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  • Hippy_mom Aug 13, 2013

    thepeopleschamp, Good one!

  • SeriousAboutItUsually Aug 13, 2013

    It appears this story didn't even get his name correct, or perhaps his profession, as upon a basic web search his listed name isn't a licensed attorney in NC... so, what's the real story here?

  • bombayrunner Aug 13, 2013

    kinda strange ... sounds like an attack on someones 'status'? nice work WRAL, for ruining someones life that has spent years to build. Everyone has a night on the town and sometimes ... oh well. I recall recently Reece Witherspoon had one ... but the media wasnt has harsh on her.

  • momcat49 Aug 13, 2013

    Several commenters have mentioned that he threw a cup of urine at a nurse- hence the assault on a female charge- but I don't know where they got this detail or if it is true.

  • sinenomine Aug 13, 2013

    Re: various comments this morning.

    John Montgomery Holmes III is listed as a defendant in several Wake County cases, among them alleged assault on a female. The story makes no mention of this charge making me wonder if it's in fact the same person. See: http://www1.aoc.state.nc.us/www/calendars.Criminal.do?county=999&court=BTH&defendant=holmes%2Cjohn&start=0&navindex=0)

    As for the name "James Holmes, Jr." a search using the lawyer directory of the State Bar website reveals no exact matches: http://www.ncbar.gov/gxweb/mem_search.aspx).

    These apparent discrepancies make me suspect something's funny regarding the alleged facts in this article and I'd like someone to provide a little more information.

  • thepeopleschamp Aug 12, 2013

    He may have to hire the firm of Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe to fix this mess.

  • stymieindurham Aug 12, 2013

    "My question is simply, WHY IS THIS NEWS??? "

    That's a very good question. Wasn't there something about a fight at a nightspot in Kenly which required several agencies to respond with at least 7 arrests? I haven't come across THAT story on here yet. Or. did I miss it?

  • thepeopleschamp Aug 12, 2013

    I object!...to his behavior.

  • hsiflee Aug 12, 2013

    I love the oversized bandage on his forehead

  • Spinmaster Aug 12, 2013

    "Alcohol is the most used and available gateway drug in the world. I hope he finds his way" Guy

    Agree - it also destroys more families and people's lives than perhaps any other drug as it is so easily available to purchase and consume. I to hope he has found his bottom before he destroys his or someone else's life...