Search for Escaped Prisoner Underway, Several Schools on Lock Down
HERNANDO – Multiple law enforcement agencies are assisting in the search for an escaped prisoner who walked away from a work detail at the landfill on US-98.
According to officials, the escaped prisoner is identified as 35-year-old Joshua Thomas Holmes and he is described as a white male, 5’7”, 145 lbs., wearing a black and white striped prison outfit. Holmes’ has been spotted wearing brown boxer shorts since his escape.
Several K-9 units have been deployed to track Holmes’ last known location but so far he has not been located.
Holmes’ was incarcerated on charges of violating probation from a Grand Theft Auto charge.
Parrot Middle School, Winding Waters K-8, and Weeki Wachee High School are all on modified lock down while the search is conducted.
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