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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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  • ass.

    Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:51 am
  • Al says”we knew we were going to catch him,just didn’t know how long it was going to take”. Seems like that is favorite line,the same one he used when he let the pot smugglers go months ago at the airport. Way to go Al….

    Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:29 am
  • He must have lost his brain with his hair!

    Friday, 18 August 2017, 4:34 am
  • For attempted escape or escape is mandatory extra 5 or 10 years added last time I knew.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7:50 pm
  • Congrats to the hcso. Thank God the woman and children are safe. Throw away the key on this idiot.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:23 pm
    • My little sister could have taken that skinny punk down!! What a joke.
      He could have been captured by a girlscout troop!

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7:09 pm
  • Here we sat thinking he was way out northwest of here on HWY 19. He looks like something from O Brother Where Art Thou… It’s just too hot and muggy out there for that foolishness. Tack on an extra 6months for that alone.
    Good job and thank you HCSO. What happened to that pretty truck? Are we still looking for it?

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 6:22 pm
  • Congrats HCSD
    Another One Bites The Dust !!

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:55 pm
  • Hanged hangem then shootem, problem solved

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:26 pm
  • How about the charges, shouldn’t there be more than violation of probation

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:28 pm
    • How bout ESCAPE, GRAND THEFT AUTO, BREAKING AND ENTERING, CHILD ENDANGERMENT, TAKE HOSTAGES, FLEEING FROM COPS.?? That should learn him durn him. As far as a TRUSTEE anytime soon= WOW, hoW bout NEVER!! Give the tipster a reward and thank GOD the woman and child are safe.

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:09 pm
  • Who said criminals were smart????

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:08 pm
    • maybe not so smart who knows but i will guess and say he is a trouble soul,he needs help

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:38 pm
      • Yeah Mike. He just needs a hug—–Right? Or maybe a rope.

        Friday, 18 August 2017, 10:20 am
  • You guys are awesome HCSO! Great job! Really appreciate what you do on the daily basis making our community a better place.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 1:41 pm
  • Should give credit where credit is due thank you for the tip may have been longer if not for that and someone could have got hurt the sheriff want to thank the person or recognize that person for the tip

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:50 pm
  • To bad she didn’t have a gun end of story

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:45 pm
  • 8 months maybe 4 with gain time and you can smoke on work release ????? I bet he does 24 now w/o work release 🙁 stooopid

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:39 pm
  • Seems like he took off all for nothing…he was doing only 8 months, he should have been able to do that with his eyes closed. I wonder what kind of time he is looking at now?

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:03 pm
  • nice, he easily prob. doubled his time now, don’t know nor care how long original sentence was but……… would think W.release would be nice just to be in sunshine and air, now no more,how freakin stupid!

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:55 am
  • What Do you think happen to his head? 20 law enforcement officers and him. Climbed out of the window or thrown out of it

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:37 am
    • If it was my house he came into with my daughters inside he would have been leaving in a bodybag better be glad thats all he has wrong with him.

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 1:19 pm
      • My sentiments exactly.

        Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7:29 pm
    • Do you really think it matters if he jumped or was thrown out by cops? I seriously think he wasn’t. He broke into a home with a woman and child inside alone. If that’s all that they did to him he’s lucky. He should have been shot. He came into my home, he’d be a dead man right now.

      Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:17 pm
  • Great job HCSO, glad nobody was hurt.

    Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:30 am

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