Memphis fire lieutenant faces aggravated assault charge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis fire lieutenant faces aggravated assault charge

Memphis, TN (WMC-TV) - A 20-year veteran of the Memphis Fire Department will appear in court Monday morning on an aggravated assault charge.

Lieutenant Jerry Holmes is accused of assaulting real estate agent Leon Bosby.

According to a police affadavit, Bosby went to Holmes' Memphis house to give him money. The two got into an altercation over how much Bosby owed him. 

Bosby told police he tried to leave the premises when Holmes punched him in the head, then pulled a gun from his waistband and pistol-whipped Bosby in the back of the head.

The affidavit says the fire lieutenant then pulled a hammer out of his truck and struck the realtor in the face.
Police records show Bosby's five-year-old son witnessed the incident from his father's car.
Bosby managed to drive away and call 911.
In the affidavit, the fire lieutenant claimed he was defending himself and didn't know if the hammer made contact.
Holmes was released from jail on a $20,000 bond.


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