Ironton woman pleads to assault charges

Published 10:01 am Thursday, December 10, 2009

An Ironton woman will go to prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to cutting two people earlier this year.

Karen Lewis Holroyd, 40, of 3608 S. Third St., pleaded guilty to two counts of felonious assault.

She was arrested in September after two people told authorities Holroyd assaulted them with a knife at an apartment at 615 S. 10th St.

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The couple then left the South 10th Street, apartment, went to a residence in the 400 block of Mulberry Street, and reported the incident.

They were later treated for head injuries at an area hospital and released. Holroyd was later apprehended in Boyd County, Ky.

Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge D. Scott Bowling sentenced Holroyd to four years in prison.

But if she stays out of trouble while she is in prison, she could be eligible for judicial release after serving two years.

Bowling denied her request for a brief furlough before she is sent to prison.

Also Wednesday, Tracy Bundy, 31, of Huntington, W.Va., pleaded guilty to charges of forgery and receiving stolen property and no contest to one count of theft.

In exchange for this, other counts of forgery, receiving stolen property and criminal damaging were dismissed. Bowling sentenced her to 12 months in prison.

She will serve this concurrently with a prison sentence in West Virginia for similar charges.

“I want to say I’m sorry to the state of Ohio and for wasting the court’s time and for making bad decisions,” Bundy told Bowling.