Deputy, trooper capture Seminole County fugitive

Ted Alan Holt Jr.

A Pontotoc County sheriff’s deputy and a state trooper apprehended a man wanted in Seminole County Tuesday after a brief foot pursuit in Pickett.

Deputy Eric Niblett and Trooper Brett Sayre responded to a report of a suspicious person Tuesday morning in Pickett after a resident told dispatchers a man was wandering around a rural home in the area, “acting suspicious.”

Upon their arrival, Niblett and Sayre encountered a man, later identified as Ted Alan Holt Jr., 34, who matched the description given by the caller.

Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said Holt fled from deputies upon encountering them but was apprehended by Niblett and Sayre after a brief foot chase.

Christian said Holt is wanted in Seminole County for second-degree burglary, grand larceny and malicious injury to property.

“He was able to elude Seminole County officers twice recently after high-speed vehicular chases,” Christian said Tuesday by email. “He is also a suspect in a stolen vehicle that eluded Stratford P.D. (Tuesday) morning.”

Christian said the Stratford suspect “ditched the vehicle close to the county line and fled on foot, dropping a pistol along the way.”

Holt is currently being held in the Pontotoc County Justice Center in lieu of a $150,000 bond.

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