Who is Bobby Jolly? Chris Daughtry's murdered daughter Hannah's boyfriend arrested
Authorities are treating the death of Chris Daughtry's stepdaughter as a homicide and have arrested her boyfriend Bobby Jolly in the case. Tennessee District Attorney General Jared Effler is leading an investigation into Hannah Price's shocking death, which was declared a homicide. The 25-year-old was found dead by police officers at her Nashville home on Friday, November 12.
TMZ reported that her boyfriend Jolly, also 25, was arrested and booked into Fentress County Jail later that day, although it's still unclear if he's a person of interest or a suspect in Hannah's death. Singer and guitarist Daughtry, 41, responded to the tragedy on Instagram, revealing he was still processing what had transpired.
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"I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I just recently lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately," Daughtry said in a statement. "We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it's another huge hit to our family. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. They are truly felt and appreciated. I am now taking time to be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this devastating loss." He added, "Hannah, I love you. I miss you. I wish I could hold you. This hurts so deeply."
Meanwhile, his wife Deanna also posted an emotional tribute earlier on Saturday, sharing a plethora of pictures of her biological daughter. The devastated mother revealed the family is still awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause and manner of Price's death. "My firstborn. I love you endlessly Hannah. Our family would like to thank you all for the outpouring of love as we grieve the loss of our daughter Hannah. We are awaiting the autopsy results to determine how Hannah sustained the injuries that caused her death. Our hearts are broken," Deanna Daughtry wrote.
It's worth noting that Price's final years were marked with strife and tragedy, especially after her biological father Randall Scott Price ended his own life in March 2018. Months later, the mother-of-two and one of her roommates got caught up in a run-in with gang members in Humboldt, Tennessee. The incident saw Price shot in the face and forced to have plastic surgery to be fitted with a prosthetic eye. According to the New York Post, she was with a teen who was trying to join the Crips gang.
Who is Bobby Jolly?
Jolly, 25, of Rockwood, Tennessee, garnered attention for having a relationship with late Price. Many believe he's responsible or involved in the calling of Daughtry's eldest stepdaughter, but authorities are yet to confirm his status as they try to find out more details.
Jolly grabbed headlines in April this year when he and his girlfriend Price were arrested following a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee. A release from the Tennessee Highway Patrol noted that the fleeing male driver allegedly shot another vehicle in an apparent road rage incident. Trooper Donnie Clark, who was patrolling the area, located the suspect vehicle and pulled it over. During interrogation, both the driver and passenger admitted to using a gun to intimidate the victim, albeit they denied firing the weapon. Authorities recovered a .22-caliber rifle after a search of the vehicle. Both Jolly and Price were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, where they were charged with aggravated assault. No further details about Jolly are available at the moment.