Two former Dallas police officers accused of holding country singer Steve Holy and a friend at gunpoint at the singer’s home last December have been indicted on assault charges.
Randy Anderson and Paul Loughridge could face 20 years in prison if convicted. Both were indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and Anderson has also been charged with one count of kidnapping.
Loughridge told the Dallas Morning News that he believes he will be cleared in the incident.
"I’ve had faith all along in the criminal justice system, and that faith continues. At the conclusion of this, I believe I will be exonerated," he said.
The off-duty officers, Holy and his friend, Walter McRae, reportedly met at a bar December 27th and went to play foosball in Holy’s garage after the bar closed.
Police reports said Anderson allegedly began questioning Holy’s identity and ordered the singer to lay face down on the floor. Holy told police he felt what he believed was a gun pressed against the back of his head. McRae told police that Loughridge did the same to him.
The former officers reportedly ordered Holy to show identification to prove he was the county singer. When the two men followed Holy into the house, McRae said he went next door to call 911.
Before Anderson and Loughridge left, Anderson allegedly told Holy he would kill him if he reported the incident.
Both men were placed on administrative leave after the report and then fired by Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle in January.