Escaped Prisoner Joshua Holmes Captured After Breaking Into Residence
MASARYKTOWN – After a nearly 24-hour search for escaped prisoner Joshua Holmes, Sheriff’s Deputies located and captured Holmes hiding inside a residence on Grand Ave.
Around 9:30 a.m., dozens of law enforcement officers from Pasco, Hernando, and the Florida Highway Patrol, converged on Masaryktown, after receiving information that he may be hiding the neighborhood.
According to officials, the suspect entered home at 156 Grand Ave that was occupied by a woman and her child. The woman ran outside, just as a Deputy was arriving on scene, where she reported that Holmes was hiding inside her residence. While deputies were searching the residence, Holmes climbed out of a window and was captured by awaiting deputies.
Officials say Holmes suffered minor injuries during his escape and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The woman and child were visibly shaken but they were not injured.
Sheriff Al Nienhuis told RNRF during an interview, “We knew we were going to catch him, we just didn’t know how long it was going to take.” Neinhuis when on to say, “He’s no longer going to be a threat to the community and no longer going to be on trustee status in the foreseeable future.”
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