Sexual assault fugitive arrested in Wilkinsburg


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Michael Delehanty, Contributor

PITTSBURGH — The Allegheny County Sheriff’s Office arrested a sex assault fugitive Thursday morning.

In October 2016, George Holiday was charged with sexual assault, which he later pled guilty to. The victim said that Holiday raped her in an apartment building parking lot. Holiday was sentenced in May 2017, which included probation.

On Tuesday evening, police responded to a call in Wilkinsburg, where a woman claimed she had been assaulted by Holiday. The victim claimed that after a verbal argument, Holiday became angry and physically assaulted her, even choking her and threatening to kill her. Holiday fled before police arrived at the address.

The arrest warrant was issued later Tuesday evening and included the charges of terroristic threats, simple assault and strangulation. An additional warrant was also issued for the violation of Holiday’s probation.

The Sheriff’s deputies that originally arrested Holiday back in December 2016, developed information that Holiday was staying at a residence in the 700-block of Hill Avenue in Wilkinsburg. The resident of that home, Theresa Jones-Carey, claimed that Holiday was not living there. After a long conversation with Jones-Carey, she allowed the deputies to search the residence. After a brief search, they found Holiday hiding under a pile of clothes. Holiday was very uncooperative with police. He was then tased and brought into custody.

Holiday was transported to the Allegheny County Jail, where he awaits arraignment for these latest charges.