Recently Paroled Man Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

A Woodbury man who was recently paroled from state prison was charged on Christmas Eve with rape and kidnapping.

Johnny Brian Hollis, 120 Mason St., Woodbury, was released on parole from the Tennessee Department of Corrections on Dec. 6. He was in prison after being convicted on a charge of voluntary manslaughter in November 2004 after he beat a man to death in Davidson County.

On Dec. 24, he was charged by the Woodbury Police Department with aggravated rape, aggravated kidnapping, resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and prohibited possession of a weapon.

According to the WPD, Hollis allegedly imprisoned two women while holding them at bay with a machete. One of the women managed to escaped without harm; however, the other victim was raped.

Hollis resisted officers when they went to his home at 120 Mason St. to arrest him on the charges.

Investigating the case was WPD Officer John Fesmire. Assisting in the case and arrest were Officer Chris Brown, Cannon County Sheriff's Deputy Tommy Barker, and WPD Chief Tony Burnett.

Hollis might have back in state prison at the time of the Dec. 24 incident if he had been convicted on charges of theft over $1000, theft under $500, simple possession of marijuana (two counts), unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia, stemming from an incident in April of this year.

However, those charges against him were dismissed on Oct. 5 in Cannon County General Sessions Court.

Bond for Hollis was set at $580,000. Initial court date is Jan. 25.