Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center
(Aurora, Ind.) - There may not be any Parent of the Year awards coming soon for an Aurora man.
Daniel Holbrook’s teenage stepdaughter and another teen girl in Aurora had an ongoing disagreement over a boy, according to a court affidavit. The other girl and other teens came to Holbrook’s home on West Conwell Street the afternoon of December 12 looking for his stepdaughter but were told to leave by the girl’s mother.
Minutes later, Aurora Police allege, Holbrook, 31, drove his stepdaughter to a home on Pattison Street to fight that other teen.
An independent witness said Holbrook stopped his vehicle. His stepdaughter then jumped out of the vehicle and quickly initiated a physical fight with the other girl. Both of the girls suffered minor injuries commonly associated with a fist fight: swelling, redness, and lacerations.
After the teens came to blows, officers responded to the scene. Holbrook denied driving his stepdaughter to Pattison Street for the purpose of fighting. However, a cell phone video taken by a witness to the fight showed officers something much different.
“You’re lucky I didn’t blow one of y’all heads off, coming to my house,” Holbrook shouts on the video, according to the affidavit. “Get her a** (stepdaughter’s name withheld). Whoop her.”
Holbrook was formally charged on December 28 with Contributing the Delinquency of a Minor (Class A misdemeanor) and Neglect of a Dependant (Class D felony). He was arrested January 6, but has since bonded out of jail.