Lemoore Councilwoman Blair arrested in domestic violence row

Lemoore City Councilwoman Holly Andrade Blair was arrested Saturday on suspicion of battery of her spouse and felony criminal threats, one day after asking a Kings County judge to delay her arraignment related to a different felony.

Blair, who is currently facing seven criminal counts — including four felonies — related to a June high-speed chase, was also booked on suspicion of committing a felony while a felony proceeding is pending.

Shortly following her arrest, Blair’s bail was set at $85,000. Upon reviewing jail records Sunday, her bail had increased to $145,000.

Jail records were also updated to reflect an additional offense: violating a court’s domestic violence protective order.

Blair made a tardy appearance in Kings County Superior Court on Friday to request a delay in her arraignment related to the June incident, telling Judge Michael Reinhart that she did not have legal counsel and wanted time to procure a private attorney.

Staff reports from The San Joaquin Valley Sun staff.