Potomac, MD—An unemployed millennial threw a phone at her mother’s head because her mother didn’t want to drive her to yoga class.Read Now
Potomac, MD—An unemployed millennial threw a phone at her mother’s head because her mother didn’t want to drive her to yoga class.
Holly Albert, 30, of the 12500 block of Northline Court in Potomac, MD has been charged with second degree assault.
In August 2017, Albert’s mother called police to report a domestic violence incident.
When officers arrived, they found Albert’s mother with a blood-saturated shirt, and hair full of blood.
Albert’s mother told police that her daughter wanted to attend a yoga class, but her mother declined to take her. Albert became very irate, shouted insults, then grabbed the house phone and threw it at her mother’s head. Albert’s mother was turned the other way when she was struck. She suffered a laceration on her head that caused a large amount of blood. Albert fled the house, and her mother called police.
Authorities issued an arrest warrant on the day of the assault, however were not able to arrest Albert until February 2019.Albert’s mother wrote a two-page statement of support to the court on behalf of her daughter, which included:
I freely state that at all times since those events, up to the present, Holly Anne has lived with me and her father without any incident or reason whatsoever that would cause either of us to fear for our safety or well-being," Albert's mother wrote. "Moreover, I believe that it is in Holly Anne's best interest that she continue to reside with us, rather than have to make other living arrangements pending a future trial date. Holly Anne is currently unemployed and we are providing her with financial and other support at this time. It is Holly Anne's wish and decision to address and resolve the subject proceeding, and to that end she is voluntarily surrendering herself to the outstanding warrant. Knowing Holly Anne as I do, I am confident that she intends to appear at every court date necessary to bring this matter to a close."
Albert was released on an unsecured personal bond, meaning she did not have to put down money before walking out of jail. Someone did, however, have to sign a document promising to pay $5,000 should Albert fail to appear in court. Her parents have also retained a private defense attorney to work on her behalf.
Albert is scheduled to return to Montgomery County District Court on March 19, for a preliminary hearing. She faces up to 10 years in prison.