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Ex-teacher, coach is charged

A former teacher and football coach has been accused of assaulting two of his siblings.

Stephen H. Holbrook, 45, of 116 Morris Drive, Mayking, stabbed his sisters with a piece of glass on July 9, according to a police citation.

Holbrook allegedly “put up a fight” while being arrested and had to be subdued with a Taser several times, according to the citation.

Holbrook was employed by the Letcher County Public School System from 1991 until 2006, where he worked as a teacher at Fleming- Neon High School and later at Letcher County Central High School. During his tenure, Holbrook was a head football coach and athletic director at FNHS. He served as an assistant football coach at LCCHS. He also worked for the Jenkins Independent School System.

Holbrook was arrested July 16 and charged with second- degree assault, menacing and seconddegree fleeing or evading police.

He was released from the Letcher County Jail on July 17 after a $5,000 surety bond was posted. He is on monitored conditional release.

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