Police Arrest Indian Head Man for Violent Assaults and Recover Two Guns

September 26, 2022
Branden Alfred Holland, 23, of Indian Head

Branden Alfred Holland, 23, of Indian Head

On September 19 at 4:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office were searching the Bryans Road area for a suspect wanted in connection with several violent domestic-related assaults in which the suspect used a firearm to pistol-whip the victim and threaten her.

The suspect, Branden Alfred Holland, 23, of Indian Head, was observed in a truck in the 6900 block of Indian Head Highway where officers were able to safely apprehend him.

A search incident to arrest revealed two loaded firearms in the vehicle: one was a polymer “ghost” gun – meaning it did not have a serial number–and the other was a 9mm handgun that had been reported stolen from another state.

Holland was charged in connection with attacking a female acquaintance during which he threw her to the ground, drug her across asphalt, pistol-whipped her and pointed a firearm at her threatening to shoot her. She was able to break free and run for help. Holland fled the scene. Officers obtained an arrest warrant for first-degree assault and other charges.

At the time of this arrest, Holland was out of jail on a $10K bond stemming from an illegal handgun possession charge which violated his probation conditions from an armed robbery case in 2019. Holland was charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, illegal possession of firearms, false imprisonment, malicious destruction, and failure to appear. On September 20, a judge ordered Holland be held at the Charles County Detention Center without bond.

The United States Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force assisted the CCSO with this arrest.