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Man charged in Lost hostage case
Josh Holloway
Josh Holloway's Sawyer is one of the main characters in the series
A man has been charged with holding one of the stars of TV castaway drama Lost hostage at his house in Hawaii.

Ruben Royce is accused of committing five "home invasion robberies", including one involving actor Josh Holloway, who plays Sawyer on the show.

Mr Royce also faces unrelated charges of assault, burglary and vehicle theft, with bail set at $1 million (541,000).

The 21-year-old's lawyer said his client would plead not guilty at his next court appearance later this month.


The hostage drama is alleged to have taken place last October, in which Holloway's wife Yessica was also held at gunpoint by an intruder.

Holloway made appearances on US drama series CSI and Navy NCIS before securing one of the main roles in Lost.

The show is set on a mysterious desert island following a plane crash, and is filmed in Hawaii.

It is now in its second season on ABC in the US and on Channel 4 and its sister digital network E4 in the UK.

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