Holbrook Captured After Story Airs on TV Program
Date Posted: 5/20/2003 8:12:55 AM

Roger Dale Holbrook, on the run since November 2002 when his ex-wife, Barbara, was found slain at her Indiana home, was captured just hours after his story appeared May 17 on America's Most Wanted, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

Dearborn County, Ind., sheriff's officials wouldn't say where Holbrook was being held or how he was captured. "All we can say now is that he is being held outside this jurisdiction," Bill Ullrich, spokesman for the sheriff's office in Lawrenceburg, Ind., told the newspaper.

The search for Holbrook began Nov. 5, 2002, when the body of 52-year-old Barbara Holbrook, a Thoroughbred trainer who raced primarily in Ohio, was found by a delivery person at her home. She had been shot and killed by a bullet from a large-caliber handgun.

Authorities said the shooting occurred the day before a court hearing on Barbara Holbrook's request for a protective order against her ex-husband, whom she had accused of making threatening phone calls. Roger Holbrook also was a trainer.

Earlier in the year, according to the America's Most Wanted report, Barbara Holbrook was suspended for 60 days by the Kentucky Racing Commission after syringes full of illegal medication were found at Turfway Park, where she also raced. Police said she suspected her husband of planting the syringes.

The FOX network program broadcast personal information about Holbrook that could help viewers identify him. The information was supplied by police in Indiana. The Enquirer reported it isn't known whether Roger Holbrook's capture resulted from a call from a viewer of the television show.

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