Malicious wounding charges dropped against local man and woman

WOODSTOCK – The prosecution has dropped charges of aggravated malicious wounding against two co-defendants accused of seriously injuring a Strasburg man in his home on June 25.

Michael Huddle, 44, of Mount Jackson and Anna Holland, 32, have been cleared of the charges for now but the prosecution is weighing whether to restart the case before a grand jury in Shenandoah County Circuit Court. A misdemeanor charge of assault filed against Holland was also dropped at a hearing Monday in general district court.

Strasburg police accused Holland and Huddle of breaking the ribs and jaw of Donald Alexander during a fight in his apartment on Massanutten Circle. The fight broke out after the defendants entered Alexander’s residence and an argument broke out between the three, police said.

Holland fled the apartment through a window almost 20 feet above the ground. Police arriving at the scene found her lying injured on the ground.

Alexander is facing six counts of credit card fraud in a case in which authorities have accused him of using Holland’s debit card without her permission. Alexander allegedly committed the offenses during a period between June 30 and July 25, according to court documents.

Alexander is also facing a charge in Shenandoah County Circuit Court of selling a schedule I or schedule II drug.

Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Kristen Zalenski would not comment on her reasons for dropping the malicious wounding charges.

“There’s a possibility they’re going to go to the grand jury,” Zalenski said in a brief interview about the case Wednesday.

Contact staff writer Joe Beck at 540-465-5137 ext. 142, or jbeck@nvdaily.com