Nacogdoches Co. authorities searching for ex Melrose water boss on burglary charges

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A man who was once in charge of a water company in Melrose but fired after stealing hundreds of thousands from his employer and serving probation on the charge is now wanted by Nacogdoches County authorities for burglarizing home in the area of County Road 411.

According to a press release, Jeffrey Douglas Holliman, 50, is described as a survivalist now and has been squatting in abandoned houses and makeshift shelters. He's accused of breaking into homes and vehicles and stealing weapons, clothes, money, survival-type equipment and large amounts of food.

According to the press release, Holliman is considered armed and dangerous.

"With him attempting to make silencers and stealing guns and things of that nature and described as a survivalist, we would have to say he is armed and dangerous," said Sheriff Jaosn Bridges.

The sheriff's office has been working on these burglaries since the beginning of the year with little to no leads. However, they have made a positive identification on Holliman through fingerprints and DNA.

Victims in the area should contact the sheriff's office to see about having some stolen items which have been recovered returned to them.

Holliman pleaded guilty to theft in April of 2012, accepting a 10-year probation sentence.

Holliman stole more than $200,000 from Melrose Water Supply over several months.

Anyone with information on Holliman or where he is should contact the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office at 936-560-7794 or 936-559-2607 after hours.

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