NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
October 13, 2006
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

TARGET SUSPECT IDENTIFIED AND ARRESTED

     The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man suspected of exposing himself to a young girl at the Destin Target Store October 5th.

     The Sheriff’s Office received numerous tips from the public following the media’s publication of the suspect’s photograph. The picture had been taken by a surveillance camera inside the business. The same individual was then recognized Wednesday at the Mary Esther Target by an employee responding to complaints that a man was following young children in the store. The suspect was interviewed by deputies and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.

    His car was found abandoned Thursday evening on Hurlburt Field.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Base authorities conducted a search. They found the suspect Friday morning hiding in a wooded area.

     65-year old James Edward Holbrook of Covington Georgia was then taken into custody and has been charged with exposure of sexual organs.                          

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