District attorney Barry Staubus has put a lot of folks behind bars, but he says there's one man who should stay there for good.
"I was shocked and appalled that he was placed back on probation after he violated the law given his record,” Staubus said. “He’s had hundreds of prior charges and convictions, and he has a lengthy felony record. He is a danger to the community."
Jimmy Wayne Wilson has a long rap sheet dating back to the 1960s, which includes more than 200 crimes. Among his crimes are burglary, assault, destruction of property, larceny and perjury. Iin Bristol alone he has 154 arrests for public drunkenness.
In 1985, he was convicted of a second rape which occurred less than 48 hours after being released on parole. He was labeled a habitual offender and sentenced to life.
"I can't answer that,” Staubus said. “The parole board makes the decision whether someone receives parole and the decision if someone's parole is revoked and they go back to prison for a violation."
Spokeswoman for the Tennessee Board of Parole Melissa McDonald told us what board members consider when someone's parole being revoked is in question. "They are taking into consideration the new offense, how serious it is, whether it affects the offender’s ability to be supervised in the community and whether it poses a risk to public safety,” McDonald said.
Wilson’s latest arrest was by deputies in Washington County, Tennessee on July 3 on charges of DUI, leaving the scene of an accident and violation of implied consent law.
He is currently being held without bond for parole violation until a hearing can be set.