Wanted Wednesdays: Gainesville Police searching for William Holt

Wanted Wednesdays: Alachua County sheriff's deputies are asking for your help finding William Holt. If you know where he is you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-STOP. (WGFL)

CBS 4 Gainesville investigated and found there are more than 10,000 outstanding warrants in our area. We're introducing Wanted Wednesdays - a new weekly segment that will allow you to help law enforcement track these suspects down.

Here's our first case:

Alachua County sheriff's deputies are on the hunt to find a 22-year-old William Holt.

“We have been attempting to locate him to serve his warrant,” said Art Forgey, ASO public information officer.

Police say Holt was drunk on Sept. 2 when he argued - and then attacked a family member at a Gainesville apartment complex now named “The Niche.”

“He put her in a choke hold where she could no longer breathe,” said Ofc. Ben Tobias from the Gainesville Police Department. “When she was able to fight him off, he then grabbed a knife and started destroying her personal belongings in her bedroom.”

Police say the argument started over money.

“Reportedly, he was fighting over a mere $20 that she owed to him,” said Ofc. Tobias. “And with his intoxication, it built us to quite the disturbance.”

Police say Holt ran when the victim called 911, and hasn’t returned since.

“With this kind of behavior with intoxication and some possible mental health issues out in the community—we want folks to not try to apprehend him,” Tobias said.

Anyone with information about Holt's whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (352) 372-STOP.


Name: William Holt

Age: 22

Race: White

Sex: Male

Hair: Brown

Eyes: Brown

Height: 6’2”

Weight: 180 lbs.

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