Matthew Carl Davids, Manchester, Michigan (assault) [air marshal]

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    Fed Cops: Air Marshal Matthew Carl Davids Faces Charges after Drunken Detroit Bar Brawl

    Posted on 21 August 2012 by M

    Two assailants, at least one an air marshal employed by the Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration Federal Air Marshal Service, shoved a woman, beat a man unconscious and kicked another man in the testicles … A warrant was issued for a second man — Jon L. Holdsworth — who identified himself as a federal agent but apparently is a body builder from Columbus, Ohio.


    WZZM 13: Air marshals accused of assault in Grand Rapids (Aug 15 2012)

    “I didn’t know at the time they were air marshals,” says Cody Zink, who says one of the marshals kicked him in the groin area. The marshals were apparently not in Grand Rapids on official business. In June, a group of them visited for the weekend to relax in a downtown hotel and enjoy the nightlife. They got into trouble after witnesses say one shoved a woman at an outdoor hot dog cart and punched a man trying to protect her. “[The man] sucker punched him,” says Zink. “[He] knocked him out in one hit. His face hit the pavement on the sidewalk. Then they started acting like they were going to start kicking him.”​
    Zink and his friends asked the men to back away and let them help the unconscious, bleeding man on the pavement. He says that’s when the suspects turned on them. I had my hands up saying,’ I’m not trying to start a fight,’” he recalls. “That’s when the guy that was walking after me kicked me in the testicles. I went down immediately.”​
    Federal Air Marshal Matthew Davids, a five year veteran, and 27-year-old Jon Holdsworth are both facing misdemeanor assault charges. The Transportation Security Agency would not comment on the investigation or any marshal’s current duty status.​

    Grand Rapids Press: Report: Federal air marshals face assault charges after drunken bar fight in Grand Rapids (Aug 16 2012)

    At least one, possibly two federal air marshals are reportedly facing assault charges in Kent County following a drunken bar fight in downtown Grand Rapids earlier this summer. atthew Carl Davids of Manchester, Mich., whom WZZM 13 reports is a five-year veteran of the Transportation Security Agency, is awaiting arraignment on misdemeanor assault charges in 61st District Court in Grand Rapids. Court records show that Davids, 34, turned himself into authorities on Aug. 6 … The station reports that a second marshal, Jon Holdsworth, is also facing a similar assault charge, although no court records are immediately available on Holdsworth.​

    Detroit Free Press: Air marshals accused of assault in Grand Rapids; man says he was kicked in testicles (Aug 16 2012)

    Zink and his friends asked the men to back away and let them help the unconscious, bleeding man on the pavement. He says that’s when the suspects turned on them. “I had my hands up saying,’ I’m not trying to start a fight,’” he recalls. “That’s when the guy that was walking after me kicked me in the testicles. I went down immediately.” Federal Air Marshal Matthew Davids, a five year veteran, and 27-year-old Jon Holdsworth are both facing misdemeanor assault charges.​

    WOOD TV: Fed air marshal charged in bar fight: GRPD: Several marshals involved in altercation (Aug 16 2012)

    Grand Rapids Police say two federal air marshals are in trouble after getting into a drunken fight outside a downtown bar.​
    At least one of them — 34-year-old Matthew Carl Davids of Manchester, Mich. — now faces a criminal assault charge … Air Marshal Davids turned himself into the Kent County jail last week and bonded out on the same day.​

    Battle Creek Enquirer: Air marshals accused of assault in Grand Rapids; man says he was kicked in testicles (Aug 16 2012)

    “[The man] sucker punched him,” says Zink. “[He] knocked him out in one hit. His face hit the pavement on the sidewalk. Then they started acting like they were going to start kicking him.”Zink and his friends asked the men to back away and let them help the unconscious, bleeding man on the pavement. He says that’s when the suspects turned on them … The man knocked out for trying to assist a woman he didn’t even know needed more than a dozen stitches and could lose his front teeth.

    Lower Hudson Journal: Air marshals accused in Mich. assault (Aug 16 2012)

    WZZM 13: Air marshals accused of assault in Grand Rapids (Aug 16 2012)

    A federal air marshal accused in an assault in downtown Grand Rapids is expected to appear in court next week to be formally charged. Matthew Davids, 34, is accused of assaulting at least one person outside a Grand Rapids bar in June. Court records show Davids’ arraignment had been scheduled for this week, but was delayed until August 24.​
    Charges are also pending against J.L. Holdsworth, 27, who was with the group of air marshals. Holdsworth reportedly told police he was also a federal agent, but he is actually a bodybuilder who lives in Columbis, Ohio.

    Detroit Free Press: Air marshals accused in Grand Rapids bar assault (Aug 17 2012)

    WKZO: Federal Air Marshals facing charges for fight (Aug 17 2012)

    Two federal air marshals are expected to be charged soon with assault after a fight outside a bar in downtown Grand Rapids. Matthew Davids and Jon Holdsworth were in town on vacation when they allegedly got into the fight. One man says he was kicked in the groin in the fight, and added the fight started when one of the two marshals shoved a woman and then punched a man who came to her defense.​

    Click on Detroit: 2 federal air marshals facing charges for assault in Grand Rapids: Matthew Davids, Jon Holdsworth accused of shoving woman, punching man (Aug 17 2012)

    Two federal air marshal have been busted in Michigan after a night on the town. Matthew Davids and Jon Holdsworth are facing misdemeanor assault charges after allegedly attacking at least two people in downtown Grand Rapids. Reports say the pair got in trouble after they shoved a woman at a hot dog cart and punched a man who was trying to protect her.​

    Grand Rapids Press: Air marshal expected in court this week, charged with assault outside bar (Aug 20 2012)

    The federal air marshal accused of assault as a result of a drunken bar fight in June is due in Grand Rapids District Court on Thursday for a formal arraignment.​
    U.S. Transportation Security Administration employee Matthew Carl Davids, is accused along with another off-duty air marshal of getting into a scuffle just after closing time on June 6 in the tavern-rich environs near Ionia Avenue SW and Weston Street. Davids, 34, turned himself into authorities on Aug. 6 and posted bond the same day after Grand Rapids Police issued an arrest warrant for him … A warrant has also been issued for 34-year-old Columbus, Ohio resident Jon Holdsworth. He has not been arrested yet. ourt records show that the warrant for Holdsworth seeks a charge of aggravated assault, a misdemeanor with a maximum of one year behind bars. The charge is defined as “assault, without a weapon, that results in a serious or aggravated injury.” Records show Davids is charged with simple assault, which usually carries a 93-day maximum sentence.​

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