LSU football running back arrested on an attempted murder charge

Unfortunately, there’s grim news surrounding LSU football tonight. A Tigers' running back is in police custody after being charged with attempted murder.
Trey Holly (25) runs the ball as the LSU Tigers take on the the Army Black Knights in Tiger Stadium
Trey Holly (25) runs the ball as the LSU Tigers take on the the Army Black Knights in Tiger Stadium / SCOTT CLAUSE/USA TODAY Network / USA

The news broke around 3:30 p.m. CST that LSU football running back Trey Holly turned himself in to police after a warrant was issued for his arrest. According to reports, the freshman was charged with attempted murder.

ESPN's Pete Thamel was among the first to report the unfortunate event.

"Sheriff Dusty Gates of the Union Parish Sheriff's Office in Farmerville told ESPN in a phone interview Thursday that Holly turned himself in around noon and is being held on $512,000 bond. Holly's arrest Thursday is one of three arrests tied to a Feb. 9 shooting…"

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The shooting occurred in Holly's hometown of Farmersville, Louisiana. According to reports, the shooting happened after an argument broke out at an apartment complex. Unfortunately, a pair of innocent bystanders were shot in the ordeal and required surgery.

LSU football immediately suspended Holly and released a brief statement.

"We are aware that a student-athlete has been arrested in relation to a shooting in Union Parish. This student-athlete has been suspended indefinitely from all team activities, in accordance with departmental policies. Out of respect for the judicial process, we will have no further comment."

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A few days ago, a now-hard-to-find X (Twitter) post from a random user claimed Holly was caught up in a Union Parish shooting. I recall some responses that swiftly dispelled the rumor. Moreover, The Bengal Tiger's message board administrators deleted multiple fan posts that discussed the rumor.

Come to find out, some things we read on the internet turn out to be true.

It will be interesting to see how Holly's case unfolds in court over the coming months. Either way, I doubt the 5-foot-7, 192-pound running back touches the field in 2024.

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Holly saw limited action with LSU football in 2023. He accumulated 110 yards and one touchdown in 11 carries.