Bobby Jolly, 25, was arrested and posted in the Fentress County Jail, although it is unclear whether he is a person of interest or a suspect in Hannah’s death
Authorities treat the death of Chris Daughtry’s stepdaughter as murder and have arrested her boyfriend Bobby Jolly in the case. Tennessee Attorney General Jared Effler is leading an investigation into the shocking death of Hannah Price, who was declared a homicide. The 25-year-old was found dead by police officers in her Nashville home on Friday, November 12.
TMZ reported that her boyfriend Jolly, also 25, was arrested later that day and posted in the Fentress County Jail, although it is still unclear whether he is a person of interest or a suspect in Hannah’s death. Singer and guitarist Daughtry, 41, responded to the tragedy on Instagram, revealing that he was still processing what had happened.
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“I’m still processing the past 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I recently lost my mother to cancer, but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I processed it privately” Daughtry said in a statement. “We have never been able to say goodbye to our beloved Hannah and it is another great achievement for our family. Thank you for your kind words and condolences. You are truly felt and appreciated. I am now taking the time to be present with my family.” be how we try to heal from this devastating loss. ” He added, “Hannah, I love you. I miss you. I wish I could hold you
Meanwhile, his wife Deanna also posted an emotional tribute on Saturday and shared a plethora of pictures of their biological daughter. The devastated mother announced that the family are still awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine the cause and manner of Price’s death. “My firstborn. I love you, Hannah. Our family would like to thank you all for the pouring of love as we mourn the loss of our daughter Hannah. We are awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine how Hannah suffered the injuries, that led to their death. ” . Our hearts are broken, “wrote Deanna Daughtry.
It’s worth noting that Price’s past few years have been one of strife and tragedy, especially after her birth father, Randall Scott Price, ended his own life in March 2018. Months later, the mother of two and one of her roommates got into a run with gang members in Humboldt, Tennessee. In the incident, Price was shot in the face and forced to undergo plastic surgery to be fitted with a prosthetic eye. According to the New York Post, she was dating a teen who was trying to join the Crips gang.
Jolly, 25, of Rockwood, Tennessee, attracted attention because she was in a relationship with the late Price. Many believe he is responsible or involved in the calling of Daughtry’s eldest stepdaughter, but authorities have yet to confirm his status while they try to find out more details.
Jolly hit the headlines in April this year when he and his girlfriend Price were arrested after a hit and run accident in Tennessee. A Tennessee Highway Patrol release found that the fleeing male driver reportedly shot and killed another vehicle in an apparent street rage incident. Trooper Donnie Clark, who was patrolling the area, located the suspicious vehicle and put it on. During interrogation, both the driver and passenger admitted to intimidating the victim with a gun but denied firing the gun. The authorities seized a .22 caliber rifle after a search of the vehicle. Both Jolly and Price were detained and taken to the Putnam County Sheriff’s office, where they were charged with aggravated assault. No further details about Jolly are currently available.