A preliminary hearing for a formerIndianaCountyman charged in the death of aNorthern Cambriaman was continued yesterday after prosecutors realized that their star witness could not appear because she’s in the Clearfield County Jail.
Sherman Holes, formerly of Cherry Tree, is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, and robbery in the 2010 death of 79-year-old “Arch” Henry at Henry’s home. Prosecutors say Henry was a drug dealer and he and Holes were arguing over a debt Henry owed when Holes struck the victim in the head with a 2-by-4. Henry died three days later. Holes was the original suspect in the crime but was not formally charged until July of this year when a newer method ofDNAtesting connected him to the murder.
Tracy Bennett acted as the driver for Holes on the night in question, and was to testify at the preliminary hearing yesterday before District Judge Micheal Zungali, but she never received her subpoena, because she’s in jail awaiting trial for leaving the scene of an accident.
The hearing has been rescheduled for November 5th.