Fugitive murder-for-hire suspect arrested near Gilchrist

A Chiloquin man wanted in connection with a murder-for-hire plot was arrested early Friday after a two-week manhunt.

According to the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Joshua Warren Holloway, was arrested after a brief pursuit on Highway 97 north of Gilchrist.

Public Information Officer Brandon Fowler said Holloway was traveling alone in a stolen vehicle out of Vancouver, Wash. and was pulled over after spike strips were deployed

He was arrested without incident and taken to the Klamath County Jail, charged with murder, unlawful possession of meth and a parole violation.


The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team assisted the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, Klamath Falls Police, Oregon State Police, Bend Police and US Marshals Fugitive Task Force to capture Holloway.

Medford CBS affiliate KTVL has reported that to the probable cause statement, Holloway accompanied 58-year-old Tori Devon Hill of Malin and 31-year-old Corey Nicholas Agard of Portland to a home in Merrill between Nov 22 and Dec 24 “to conduct a murder that was prearranged between co-conspirators for a large amount of money.”

Hill and Agard have both been arrested on murder charges. Hill is accused of paying Agard to kill Padilla.

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