CAPTURED: Renton Police arrest 'Washington's Most Wanted' fugitive for armed robbery at transit center

FUGITIVE CAPTURED December 14, 2019 --
Convicted felon, Samuel Holmes, was arrested by Renton Police on Sunday for an armed robbery at a transit center on Burnett St.

He was booked into the King County Jail for 1st Degree Robbery and 2nd Degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm -- and for his Domestic Violence Telephone Harassment warrant we featured him on Washington's Most Wanted for in November.

Renton Police say Holmes robbed three men at gunpoint early Sunday morning, stealing their backpacks. Holmes was still at the transit center when patrol officers arrived. He was arrested and the gun -- a stolen .45 caliber Taurus -- was found nearby.  Officers say surveillance video at the transit center caught it all on camera.

Holmes is being held without bail.

Samuel Holmes has been named to the U.S. Marshals led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force Top Ten Most Wanted fugitives list.

The task force says he has gang ties and should be considered 'armed and dangerous.' "Samuel Holmes is wanted by the Tukwila Police Department for domestic violence harassment. This is a dangerous individual. We need to work together with the viewers, the Tukwila Police Department in apprehending this dangerous fugitive," said Acting U.S. Marshal Jacob Green.

According to the King County charging documents that detail numerous voicemail messages played for Tukwila Police, Holmes was recorded threatening to kill a woman, saying, 'If I see anybody next to you, I'm a kill you.' and 'I swear to God on my dead Papa (something unintelligible), I love you but if you trying to give my p**** to somebody else, I'm a kill you and the next motherf*****.

He has family in Renton and in Oklahoma.

Detectives say Holmes prefers to be called 'Ed', is bald, stocky in build and has gold teeth. He does work construction jobs from time to time but has no regular employment or vehicle. His WA State driver's license expired in 2011.

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound is offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for an anonymous tip providing his location or any information that leads to his arrest. Submit the tip at or download the P3 Tips App to your cell phone for free. You can also call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You will never be asked for your name.

Holmes is 39 years old, 5'10" and has a stocky build.

If you know where the task force can find him, Crime Stoppers will pay you a cash reward of up to $1,000. You will remain anonymous. Submit a tip through the P3 Tips App on your cell phone, or call 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).