Williamston Reacts to Hollands' Arrest

By: Tony Tagliavia
By: Tony Tagliavia

There's some anger in the Williamston community tonight, after neighbors learned of the arrest of Lisa and Tim Holland in connection with their son's disappearance. But some who were involved with the search for Ricky last summer say they're not upset, just sad.

"It's heartbreaking."

This man says he didn't know the family, but the news of the arrests really hit him.

"(It's) not right. Just took the wind out of my sails," the man said.

They also hit the community.

"Something like this happens, it effects everyone."

The Williamston man played a small part in the search for Ricky early on.

"We went through this house and a barn ... nothing."

Neighbors and community members spent hours looking for Ricky -- often under the hot summer sun -- to no avail.

Heather Stiffler says she played a part in the search, too -- but, she says, not as big a role as others.

"I know quite a few people who spent the fourth of July looking for him," Stiffler said.

She says even as news surfaces that the Hollands may have been involved in their son's disappearance, she's still proud of the effort.

"Everybody put forth an effort because they care," Stiffler said.

But after all her effort, and the effort of others, she says -- she's not upset.
There's some anger in the Williamston community tonight, after neighbors learned of the arrest of Lisa and Tim Holland in connection with their son's disappearance. But some who were involved with the search for Ricky last summer say they're not upset, just sad.

"It's heartbreaking."

This man says he didn't know the family, but the news of the arrests really hit him.

"(It's) not right. Just took the wind out of my sails," the man said.

They also hit the community.

"Something like this happens, it effects everyone."

The Williamston man played a small part in the search for Ricky early on.

"We went through this house and a barn ... nothing."

Neighbors and community members spent hours looking for Ricky -- often under the hot summer sun -- to no avail.

Heather Stiffler says she played a part in the search, too -- but, she says, not as big a role as others.

"I know quite a few people who spent the fourth of July looking for him," Stiffler said.

She says even as news surfaces that the Hollands may have been involved in their son's disappearance, she's still proud of the effort.

"Everybody put forth an effort because they care," Stiffler said.

But after all her effort, and the effort of others, she says -- she's not upset.

"It makes you want to get angry. But I think it's just sad. They're going to have to answer to someone else, not just the community. They're going to have to pay that price."


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