Deputies seek suspect who prompted lockdown at Dr. Phillips Hospital


ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has released a picture of a man they say fled their custody while being treated at a local hospital.

Deputies were first called to the 8000 block of Vineland Avenue Wednesday for a report of a theft.

The suspect, Richard Dean Holley, was at a business at the location and grabbed cash that was placed on a counter by someone else.

Police say Holley also assaulted an employee at the business who had chased after him.

With help from a K-9 unit, deputies located Holley in a wooded area and placed him under arrest.

After he lost consciousness due to a medical issue, deputies took Holley to Dr. Phillips Hospital for treatment but he fled shortly after arriving.

The Hospital was briefly placed on lockdown while deputies searched for Holley but he remains at large.

Deputies continue to actively search for Holley and the Sheriff’s Office has launched an investigation into the handling of the incident.

Holley has a long history of arrests including sexual battery of a child, lewd molestation and aggravated assault.