Charges dropped against Collierville High athletic director, school district says

Dan Holcomb

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —  Domestic violence charges have been dropped against the Collierville High School assistant principal and athletic director, according to a statement from the school district. He was suspended without pay after he was arrested in an incident at his home, the Collierville school district said.

Dan Holcomb notified the district Monday that he had been arrested during spring break, said Jeff Jones, chief of staff for Collierville Schools. The district is conducting an investigation, and it is not clear what his final status with the school is.

“The misdemeanor charge against Dr. Dan Holcomb, Dean of Operations and Athletic Director at Collierville High School, has been dismissed, and expungement of his record has been ordered,” Jones said in a release. “At this time, no final decision has been reached regarding his reinstatement with Collierville Schools.”

After the charges were announced initially, Jones released the following statement.

“It is our understanding that he and his attorney, with the full support of the alleged victim, are appearing in Collierville Court today to petition that the single misdemeanor charge be dismissed,” Jones said by email. “Once we are notified of the outcome, the superintendent will make a determination regarding his return to work.”

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call at Holcomb’s house in Collierville on March 14.

He and his wife got into an argument, according to a police report, and Holcomb threw a shelf and flipped over a chair. He allegedly caused about $40 worth of damage.

Holcomb came to police headquarters and told officers he was moving his things from the house and was told he would not be allowed to see his children again, which is what started the argument.

The couple’s 18-year-old daughter took photos and video of the incident, which was given to officers.

Holcomb was charged with domestic assault, which were later dropped.

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