Over the weekend, the Pocatello native who was jailed in Venezuela for almost two years was freed.

26 year-old Joshua Holt is now back in the U.S., and even met with President Trump.

He went to Caracas in June 2016 to marry Thamara Caleno, a fellow Mormon he had met online.

He ended up being arrested for what the U.S. considered made-up charges of stock-piling an assault rifle and grenades. Holt's family says he feared for his life, lived in poor conditions and was often sick.

A family member described feeling powerless to help Holt. and said the whole thing was a "roller-coaster" of emotions.

Holt is happy to be home and is in the hospital recovering.

Wayne Moon, Josh's Uncle, said, "They're trying to help him cope with being home and getting out of being captive for almost two years. And this morning I talked to my sister and he's doing really well. So they're excited to come home today and have some alone time with the family."

The Holt family will be back in Utah tonight.

On behalf of himself and his sister, Moon thanks the community for all their love, prayers and support.


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