Convicted felon facing charges in home invasion robbery, rape

Friday, February 12, 2010 at 2:39am
Staff reports
Jerome Cardell Holt

DNA evidence has allegedly linked a convicted felon already behind bars to a brutal home invasion robbery and rape that happened in July 2009, Metro police said.

Police say Jerome Cardell Holt, 20, and another man forced their way into the victim’s Madison home after asking to use the telephone.

The 21-year old female victim and her 29-year-old boyfriend were forced to the floor and robbed, police said. The woman was then ordered to another room where she was raped.

Evidence from the crime scene submitted to the TBI Crime Laboratory matched Holt’s DNA profile that was already in the system. His DNA was on file due to convictions in previous felony cases.

The incident occurred just nine months after Holt received a four-year sentence in October 2008 on felony robbery and auto burglary charges. He is jailed on one count of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated robbery and two felony probation violation charges, police said.

Holt allegedly confessed to the robbery and rape during questioning by a Sex Crimes detective.

Police said they expect to make at least one more arrest.


7 Comments on this post:

By: BEOWULF on 2/12/10 at 7:52

BEOWULF: Hell hath no fury compared to the penalities and physical discomfort a rapist SHOULD recieve.

By: trtay2004 on 2/12/10 at 8:24

Can we PLEASE keep these felons behind bars so they won't hurt other people?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/10 at 9:09

please write to your legislators to change sentencing guidelines! I have!!!!

By: girliegirl on 2/12/10 at 9:50

With House seats changing party lines, that may actually happen this time.

By: unclesam328 on 2/12/10 at 12:13

Tell me when I wrong. He pleas guilty on a solid charge of rape. He'll give up his partner to get to sentence brought down to an aggravated assault charge to run concurrent with his present charge and he'll get credit for the days he has served. He'll be housed with other rapist so that he doesn't get attacked or will stay in protective custody till he gets out. He'll get even more credit because the prisons are overcrowded and he cooperated with the prosecution. If any one of these facts are true, that should be a crime. NO DEALS OR PLEAS TO SEX OFFENDERS and CHILD MOLESTERS!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 2/12/10 at 12:50

i'm with you, unclesam!

By: Dragon on 2/14/10 at 9:30

"The incident occurred just nine months after Holt received a four-year sentence in October 2008 on felony robbery and auto burglary charges."

HUH? He received a four-year sentence but was still free nine months later? How is this possible?