WJZ #FIRSTWARNINGWX: Flash Flood Watch In Effect For Parts Of Md. Through Friday Morning | Current Conditions | Download The WJZ Weather App

Concerns Rise About Health of Utah Man in Venezuela Jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. government officials and the mother of a Utah man jailed in Venezuela are worried about his deteriorating health.

Kevin Brosnahan, spokesman for the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs, said in a statement Thursday that the bureau has requested the Venezuelan government provide immediate medical attention for 24-year-old Joshua Holt.

His mother Laurie Holt said Friday her son has a hemorrhoid that is causing bleeding and a respiratory condition. He previously had kidney stones. She says a doctor who saw him in prison said he needs hospital care.

Holt has been jailed since June 30 on suspicion of weapons charges. He traveled to Venezuela to marry a fellow Mormon he met online. His mother says he’s innocent.

Authorities contend Holt was stockpiling weapons in his wife’s Caracas apartment.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
Your Podcast Network Play.it

Listen Live