Former Irish running back Holmes could have shoplifting charges dismissed by July

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Former Notre Dame running back CJ Holmes could have shoplifting charges against himself dismissed by July if he stays out of trouble.

Holmes was arrested in December for allegedly stealing a North Face coat at the Macys at UP Mall in Mishawaka.

Holmes was charged with conversion, a class B misdemeanor. He has now entered pretrial diversion meaning that if he pays his fees, performs 35 hours of community and does not commit a crime over the next five months, the charges will be dismissed at his next scheduled hearing on July 2nd.

The St. Joseph County Prosecutors Office says the diversion agreement is pretty standard for non-violent offender with little or no criminal history.

Holmes, a freshman running back who saw limited playing time in 2017, was kicked off the football team earlier this month along with teammate Kevin Stepherson, who was also involved in the shoplifting incident.

There's been no movement in Stepherson's case as he's currently in jail in Fulton County for a violation of probation.