Emmanuel Holcomb
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office
Photo: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office

19-year-old flees arrest by jumping out second-story window, cops say

A 19-year-old who has been on the run from police since April 12 was spotted in Gwinnett County on Thursday night — and it was shown live on cable television.

Gwinnett County deputies, who were being filmed by “Live PD,” attempted to arrest fugitive Emmanuel Holcomb in the 5000 block of Duval Point Way on Thursday night. However, the suspect jumped out of a second-story window to avoid capture, the sheriff’s office said.

The TV show, which airs on A&E, shows patrols by several law enforcement agencies across the country, switching between streams to focus on arrests, chases or other activity.

The deputies were attempting to serve six misdemeanor warrants to Holcomb, which stem from an April 23 incident with Duluth police where he allegedly drove away from a traffic stop, caused a wreck and then stole a woman’s cellphone during his escape, AJC.com previously reported.

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In addition to those warrants, he also has active warrants from Gwinnett police, which include five counts of aggravated assault, six counts of possession of a firearm and one count of obstruction, the sheriff's office said in a Facebook post.

On April 12, Holcomb and another suspect, Gary Weaver, were accused of shooting at a home in the 2300 block of Pate Brook Road after arguing with the teenage resident and his mother, according to a police incident report obtained by AJC.com. Police found 26 bullet casings, which they took into evidence.

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

Holcomb is considered armed and dangerous, and anyone who spots him is asked to call 911. The sheriff’s office is offering a reward for information that leads to his arrest, and tips can be called in to 770-619-6655.

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