DECEMBER 6, 2016

CONTACT: Chief Deputy Kevin M. Kraus, 412-350-4714

SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES APPREHEND ACCUSED
KIDNAPPING & RAPE SUSPECT

PITTSBURGH, PA - Sheriff William P. Mullen announces the apprehension of George Holiday, 26 years old, from Duquesne.  Holiday was wanted on three separate warrants. 

The first warrant accuses Holiday of kidnapping, rape, two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of recklessly endangering another person, two counts of terroristic threats, false imprisonment, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.  The second warrant accuses Holiday of simple assault, terroristic threats, criminal mischief and disorderly conduct.  The third warrant was for a violation of probation/parole on the offense of fleeing and eluding police.

On October 3, 2016, Holiday was charged with the above offenses involving the kidnapping. The victim was known to Holiday.  The evening before, police received a call that a woman was taken at gunpoint from a gas station in Whitaker.  Police responded and were told by a witness what had transpired.  The victim, who was later released, told investigators that she was forced to have sex with him and that she feared he would hurt or kill her.  Allegheny County Police and Allegheny County Sheriff’s deputies have been searching for him since that time.

The simple assault warrant stems from a domestic argument the allegedly occurred in Braddock in August 2016. The victim in this case is different from the kidnapping.  The probation/parole violation warrant was issued because of the Kidnapping case.  It stems from a car chase that occurred in Duquesne in April 2015.

This evening, sheriff’s deputies received information that Holiday was hiding in the Monview Housing Complex located in West Mifflin.  Deputies were able to develop a couple of possible locations where Holiday could be in the complex.  After a brief time, deputies learned that Holiday was in one of two apartments that were next door to each other.  Deputies searched both apartments and found Holiday hiding behind a dryer.  He was taken into custody without incident.  

For media requesting a photo of any of Holiday, please visit the Sheriff’s Office website or social media outlets.