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Court official: Lawyer throws urine in the face of police officer

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John Montgomery Holmes Jr. faces charges including malicious conduct by a prisoner. John Montgomery Holmes Jr. faces charges including malicious conduct by a prisoner.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

A prominent criminal defense attorney in Harnett and Lee County is facing several charges including assaulting a government official after being arrested early Saturday, according to a court official.

John Montgomery Holmes Jr, who also practices family law in Wake County, was intoxicated at City Limits Saloon in Raleigh, according court officials. The bar cut Holmes off and forced him to leave the establishment. Authorities said Holmes was placed in a cab but exited the cab and attempted to kick in the door of the bar.

Law enforcement serving as security at the bar attempted to restrain Holmes. The officer was kicked by Holmes during the process. Authorities said Holmes was arrested immediately.

While at the Wake County Jail, officers noted his blood alcohol level was dangerously high and was then transported to WakeMed, according to court officials.

Court officials said while at Wake Med, a handcuffed Holmes was escorted to a bathroom by law enforcement and a nurse to obtain a urine sample. Holmes then began to provide a sample to only throw the urine in the face of the officer serving as escort, authorities said.

According to an arrest report, Holmes was charged with assault on a female, assaulting a government official, intoxicated and disruptive behavior, resisting a public officer, second degree trespass and malicious conduct by a prisoner.

Holmes was released from the Wake County Detention Center on a $30,000 bond.

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