Eric Holland was arrested on December 24 in Las Vegas after reportedly driving around with a severed head and body parts in a stolen truck. He has been charged with murder according to a complaint filed by authorities.

Officers first attempted to pull over a Toyota Tundra truck on December 23, but the complaint states the driver drove away as officers made contact. The truck was then seen going into a parking garage.

Moments later, a second truck described as a “gold Chevrolet Avalanche” left the parking garage. Holland was seen exiting the gold Avalanche after he was tailed by police to an apartment complex.

He ignored police instructions and eventually was taken into custody, where police confirmed that the vehicles were stolen. Holland said he wouldn’t answer any questions without a lawyer while officers uncovered the gruesome remains in the vehicle.

According to the complaint, a “foul” smelling trash bag with a severed head inside was found in the gold truck, and “an apparent human torso” along with two legs were found in coolers elsewhere in the vehicle.

The victim has been identified by the Clark County coroner’s office and his death has been ruled a homicide because the coroner’s office reportedly identified multiple gunshot wounds.

Holland’s attorney, P. David Westbrook, claims that Holland had no knowledge of the body when he stole the vehicle, because “the truck bed was covered and the body was stored in sealed containers.”

“In order to presume that Mr. Holland had prior knowledge of the contents of this truck, you would also have to believe that he led police to the body intentionally,” argued Westbrook.

Holland’s next appearance in court is set for January 27.

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