Stevenson’s acting police chief arrested and charged with domestic violence

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Roy Hester Hollis (Photo: Etowah County Sheriff's Office)

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. – Stevenson’s acting police chief, Roy Hester Hollis, was arrested and charged with domestic violence 3rd Monday.

Stevenson Mayor Rickey Steele appointed police officer Hollis as the acting police chief last month after a federal grand jury indicted Stevenson police chief Chief Daniel Winters on charges that he assaulted a person arrested and failed to stop another person from using unreasonable force.

Stevenson has five officers on the force. With Winters’ indictment and leave, it’s down to four.

The Etowah County Sheriff’s Office said Hollis, 48, allegedly called and harassed a female in November 2015.  He was released from jail after posting $1,000 bond. The charge is a misdemeanor.

There’s no word on if Hollis will be suspended from his role as acting police chief or not.