Emmanuel Holcomb was arrested in Dallas, Texas, on Friday.
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

Teen who jumped out window to escape Gwinnett cops on ‘Live PD’ arrested in Texas

A 19-year-old who was last seen jumping out of a second-story window to escape Gwinnett County deputies on live television has been arrested in Dallas, Texas, authorities said.

Emmanuel Holcomb escaped capture in Gwinnett three times in a month, but his fourth escape didn’t pan out, the Gwinnett sheriff’s office told AJC.com.

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His run-ins with the law began April 12 when he and another suspect, Gary Weaver, were accused of shooting 26 rounds at a home in the 2300 block of Pate Brook Road after arguing with the teenage resident and his mother, AJC.com previously reported. 

The two were chased by officers before crashing a 2016 Kia Forte near Pate Road and Springdale Drive and running away, the incident report said. No one was hurt during the incident.

On April 23, he fled a Duluth police traffic stop, caused a wreck and then stole a woman’s cellphone during his escape, police previously told AJC.com.

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A little more than two weeks later, Gwinnett deputies attempted to serve his arrest warrants at a home in the 5000 block of Duval Point Way. That ended up being shown to viewers of the A&E show “Live PD,” which shows patrols by several law enforcement agencies across the country.

In one of the most memorable moments from that night’s episode, Holcomb was seen jumping out of a second-story window and running away, eventually escaping capture.

On Friday, his string of good luck ended when Texas authorities caught him attempting to jump from another upstairs window in Dallas, the Gwinnett sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post. He ended up not jumping and turning himself in after “seeing the show of force exhibited by Texas authorities.”

For the April 12 incident, he faces five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of possession of a firearm with the intent to commit a felony and one count of obstruction of law enforcement. He also faces six misdemeanors in connection with the Duluth incident April 23.

His arrest is credited to a joint operation by the Dallas Police Department, U.S. Marshals Service and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office’s fugitive unit.

He remains in the Dallas County Jail awaiting extradition to Gwinnett, the post said.

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