Recently Paroled Man Charged With Rape, Kidnapping

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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.

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December 29, 2010 at 4:04pm
Too much leniency in Woodbury courts.
December 29, 2010 at 4:44pm
he needs to rott in there
December 29, 2010 at 5:01pm
give that sucker life
December 30, 2010 at 5:45pm
Where's Ole Sparky when you need him?
December 31, 2010 at 9:08am
There is always two sides to every story, maybe people should consider that. Lets see what happens in court on the 25th to see if the accusers show up for court.
December 31, 2010 at 9:29am
The victims of the alleged crimes would not be required to be present at an initial court hearing. That said, it almost sounds as if you, or someone you know, is engaging in witness intimidation. I certainly hope that is not the case, because that in itself would be a crime.
December 31, 2010 at 12:49pm
Sounds like someone who needs some serious help.
January 01, 2011 at 4:01pm
He should have never been released from prison in the first place. Whoever signed his release papers is a guilty as he is.
January 02, 2011 at 2:15pm
I agree with you TDan! Too many charges being dropped and too much probation in Woodbury courts.
January 02, 2011 at 10:44pm
Just because victims don't show up in court does not mean anything and it sure doesn't mean that he didn't do it. And yes there is to much leniency in our courts. The dates don't work out here, unless they mean that he was released in Dec of 2009. But all to often criminals violate their parole and they are just slapped on the hand to go on and commit horrific crimes. This is definitely not the 1st time in this county. We need more officers showing up in court on behalf of these cases please.
January 03, 2011 at 11:11am
It says he was released from prison on December 6th and charged on December 24th with the other crimes.
January 03, 2011 at 12:30pm
Totally agree....way to much leniency in CC courts. All you ever see is where the crimminals are given JUST probation yet continue to break the laws. If they are going to do that then maybe they need to do the same everytime someone is caught speeding...or just forget about the laws altogether....seems like that is what the courts do.
January 04, 2011 at 6:57am
Don't know the particulars concerning the Dec 6 release, but I sure hope the system is able to protect others from more harm that would surely come from this guy if released again. Kind of makes you wonder how he could have only served 5 years for manslaughter on his previous offense?
January 07, 2011 at 8:09pm
He didn't "beat" the man to death on the manslaughter case. The man was hit one time with and electric guitar and died after being in the hospital for a week.
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