Suspect in Parental Abduction Caught, Children Are Safe

July 04, 2019

Holmes County – On Wednesday, July 3, Holmes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Highway 2 in reference to a disturbance.

Contact was made with the victim/complaint, who stated her friend and kids had stayed with her for a couple nights because of a domestic violence issue that occurred in Calhoun County.

Joseph Blake Page

The victim further stated she was babysitting the children while the mom was at work when she heard someone knock at the door stating they were the Holmes County Sheriffs Office. She opened the door and observed it was Blake Page, who had outstanding felony warrants out of Calhoun County for false imprisonment, battery by strangulation, and child neglect.

The victim stated she attempted to shut the door on Page, and he forced his way into the home, striking the victim with the door. The victim grabbed her gun, but Page grabbed the kids and left the residence.

Deputies with Holmes, Jackson, and Calhoun County Sheriff’s Offices began looking for the suspect vehicle. FDLE was also notified for an Amber Alert due to Page having the felony warrants, with one of the children being a victim in that case.

Agents from Florida Department of Law Enforcement and deputies with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office were able to locate Page and take him into custody. The children were released to their mother and grandparents.

Page is charged with pre-existing Calhoun County warrants for battery by strangulation domestic violence, false imprisonment, and child neglect, as well as new charges in Holmes County for impersonating a law enforcement officer and burglary with battery and battery.

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