HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. -- Hernando County deputies are searching for a stolen vehicle, which they say may have been taken by a man who escaped his prison work detail Wednesday afternoon.

According to deputies, 35-year-old Joshua Holmes was assigned to work detail at the Northwest Solid Waste Management located on Norris Bishop Loop. He left his assigned duty without authorization.

Holmes was under the authority of the Hernando County landfill when the escape happened.

He is described as a white male who is around 5' 7" tall, weighs around 145 pounds, and is balding on the sides of his hair. He has brown hair and was wearing a white and black prisoner outfit.

About 6 p.m., a 1971 Chevrolet C10 pickup was reported stolen. It was in the same area deputies were searching for Holmes.

Holmes' previous charges include Grand Theft Auto.

The truck is blue and has a Florida tag ECYD59.

Call 9-1-1 and do not approach him if you see him.

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