JOHNSON CITY – Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a Cocke County woman accused of perjuring herself in pursuit of reelection.
At the request of 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, TBI Special Agents began investigating Newport Alderwoman Kathy Darlene Holt on October 23rd. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information, that on September 2nd, Holt filed a nominating petition with the Cocke County Election Commission and affirmed her address to be on Ratcliff Street in Newport. However, in July, Holt filed a petition for an Order of Protection with the court and affirmed her address to be on Hemlock Road, which is not inside the Newport city limits.
On Monday, the Cocke County Grand Jury returned an indictment for Holt, charging the 50-year-old with one count of Perjury. This afternoon, she turned herself in to the Cocke County Jail, where she was later released after posting $25,000 bond.
In July, the Cocke County Grand Jury indicted Holt and three other individuals in connection to a lengthy investigation, conducted by TBI Agents, into the sale of stolen goods and prescription pills in Newport.