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Local actor accused of beating woman with baseball bat at north Spokane business

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 7:20 p.m.

Jeremy Lindholm (Jeremy Lindholm Facebook)
Jeremy Lindholm (Jeremy Lindholm Facebook)

A Spokane man accused of beating his girlfriend with a baseball bat Wednesday is an actor who recently appeared in an episode of “Twin Peaks” and was a regular background actor in “Z Nation.”

Spokane police arrested Jeremy R. Lindholm, 41, as he allegedly fled the 420 Lingerie boutique at 3813 N. Division Street with a baseball bat in his hand.

Lindholm told police that he was upset because his girlfriend did not go to the store and get him some Kool-Aid before she went to work at the boutique, according to court documents.

The assault was captured on video surveillance inside the business where his girlfriend works. The video shows Lindholm hitting the victim in the head and on her body with the bat more than a dozen times, according to court documents. It also showed that he choked her, flung her on the ground and jumped on her, landing on his knees on her chest. During the assault Lindholm said he wanted to kill her, the victim told police.

Lindholm told police that his original plan was not to hurt his girlfriend but to force police to shoot him in front of her, according to court documents.

The woman was taken by ambulance to a local hospital, police said. Her injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Lindholm is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment-domestic violence. He is being held in the Spokane County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Steve Graham, a producer on “Z Nation,” confirmed Lindholm was a regular background actor on the Syfy series, often playing zombies. He said he was “shocked” to hear the news that Lindholm was a suspect in the case.

“We were surprised and shocked and concerned for the family,” he said. “Jeremy has been very active in the film community here. We really only know him by his work and he’s done good work for us.”

Graham said producers would monitor the trial, and if convicted, the actor would no longer work on the TV show in the future.

The Showtime network, where “Twin Peaks” is running its newest season, did not immediately return calls and emails seeking comment. According to Lindholm’s IMDB page, the actor played a small role in the show’s sixth episode.


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