The accused killer in a Chattanooga murder case that went cold more than a decade ago, has been cleared to return to Hamilton County.
Jailers in Potter County, Texas had mistakenly released Adolphus Hollingsworth late last week, after he was charged with killing Vickie Witherspoon Carr 17 years ago.
Authorities found him in Rossford, Ohio on Saturday and held him. They tell us he has waived extradition, and should be in Hamilton County soon to face first-degree murder charges.
Hollingsworth was arrested in Amarillo, Texas where he had been living. After being booked, Potter County Sheriff Brian Thomas tells NewsChannel 9 that a new sheriff's department employee mistakenly contacted Hamilton County, Texas, which had no warrant for Hollingsworth. He was released before the mistake was discovered Friday.
Hollingsworth was re-captured in Rossford, Ohio outside Toledo on Saturday. He waived extradition at a hearing on Monday, and is now awaiting transport back to Chattanooga, to face first-degree murder charges.
The remains of Victoria Witherspoon Carr were found in 1999. The case was recently featured on TNT's crime show "Cold Justice."
Her father, Bejamin Witherspoon has told NewsChannel 9 that he plans to attend every day of Hollingsworth's trial, once it begins. by Calvin Sneed