Charley Hollin- Indiana- 1999 (CAPTURED!!) Jun 30, 2014 18:45:28 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on Jun 30, 2014 18:45:28 GMT -5
(Above photo credit: ticotimes.net)
Fugitive Profile as of August 31st, 2014 (Based on FBI.gov wanted poster):
Aliases: Charles Hollin, Dudah (last name), Harley (last name), Chaz (last name)
Date(s) of Birth Used: September 8, 1955
Place of Birth: Manchester, Kentucky
Weight: 140 pounds
Occupations: Former factory worker, Private detective
-Hollin prefers to wear casual slacks and collared shirts. He claims to be a strong Pentecostal and is an avid reader of detective magazines. Hollin also professed to have fake hair pieces, mustaches, and other means of disguising his true identity, as well as exhibiting a badge to others indicating that he is a police officer. Hollin enjoys the outdoors and has previously raised cattle. He also likes boating, water-skiing, and sports cars. Hollin is fluent in sign language and skilled in electronics.
-Hollin has traveled to the following areas: Nova Scotia, Costa Rica, Aruba, Venezuela, Isla Margarita (off the coast of Venezuela), Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Grenada, San Blas Islands, (off the coast of Costa Rica), Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Hawaii, Mexico, Canada, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. He has also traveled throughout the United States and has ties to Indiana and Kentucky.
TIPS: If you have any information concerning this person, please contact your local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. You may also submit a tip electronically at tips.fbi.gov
Cops: Armchair Detective Proves He's Elementary
It was no secret that arm-chair sleuth Charles Hollin fancied himself a detective. As a factory worker in southern Indiana, his colleagues say he regularly regaled them with tales of taking on new identities and being a master of disguises.
Hollin told coworkers all about these "PI" disguises, including fake hair pieces, mustaches, and even a police badge. His colleagues say Hollin held several Internet addresses -- all for different identities -- and claimed to have traveled throughout the world, specifically Puerto Rico, Aruba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Jamaica.
He also told them how he had surveillance equipment set up to watch those who may or may not investigate him.
Although Hollin took himself very seriously, his colleagues thought something was a little "off." And cops say Hollin was about to prove them right.
Fascination With Fictional Crime Turns To Real Danger
On January 20, 1999, a 10-year-old girl was walking out of the Girls Inc. in Seymour, Ind. when cops say a man approached her on the steps of the building.
According to police, the man told her he'd locked his keys in the car and needed someone with a slender arm to reach in and pop the lock.
But cops say the man revealed his true intentions when he allegedly pulled out a knife and forced the little girl into his car, driving her outside the city limits to a river.
It was there that cops say the man molested her at knifepoint, then left her on the side of the road -- stripped naked and freezing cold.
But cops say that as the man drove away, he made a crucial error.
They say he tossed the little girl's clothes out of the car at her, and accidentally tossed his own jacket along with hers.
It was exactly the clue cops needed to zero in on a suspect -- because amateur sleuth Charles Hollin had left his day planner in the pocket, as well as other evidence.
As Evidence Mounts, Suspect Flees
While cops began the long process of submitting the DNA for analysis, cops say Hollin stayed put, continuing his job at the factory.
According to coworkers, Hollin didn't let up on his detective act either. They quoted him as saying things like, "It would be better to be alienated on some tropical island somewhere than to be in a 10-by-10 jail cell," and asked them if they would "pull a Houdini."
By January 2000, results were finally coming back from the lab -- positively linking Hollin to the jacket and the victim to Hollin's Buick.
But cops say that's when Hollin took off, calling work to tell them he would not be coming back. Just days later, prosecutors charged Hollin, but it was too late.
He was already gone.
Now, the search is on for Hollin. Cops know he is obsessed with detective work and could be implementing one or more of his "disguises."
They're hoping someone in the public knows where he is and can help them track Hollin down and bring him to justice.
Thoughts? Hollin was a web-exclusive at first and I'm unsure if he was ever aired on AMW. I added Hollin to the site today (I usually don't add two cases in one day) since there is a new article about the case. The FBI believes he is in Latin American country and possibly Costa Rica.
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