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Erlanger police arrest rape suspect who evaded authorities for months by living in woods

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 20:10:43-04

ERLANGER, Ky. — Erlanger police arrested a 38-year-old accused of child rape on Sunday after he eluded capture for almost two months by living in a wooded area near Doe Run Lake.

Police said Billy Holt was arrested at a home on Woodale Court in Independence. When officers arrived, Holt barricaded himself in a laundry room but surrendered after about 30 minutes.

Holt had been living in woods near his family’s property between Sherbourne Drive and Doe Run Lake.

Holt, charged with multiple felonies, is currently lodged in the Kenton County Detention Center on a $50,000 bond.

Independence and Kenton County Police officers assisted Erlanger Detectives with the arrest along with Erlanger K9 Keno.