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Impersonator arrested after pulling gun, acting like police

A female was arrested over the weekend after she pulled a gun and acted like she was an off-duty police officer at Mt. Juliet’s Charlie Daniels Park.

The incident occurred on Saturday, July 21 around 9:30 p.m. when the Mt. Juliet Police Department Communications Center received a call in reference to a female pointing a gun at a male in the parking lot of the city park. A witness, who called police, told the dispatcher that the female suspect stated she was an off-duty police officer. Officers quickly responded and located the female suspect inside a white Dodge Neon at the park. She was identified as Holly Hood, 35, of Old Hickory. Also in the vehicle was a male who was identified as Marvin Hood, 40, of Nashville.

Investigation revealed that Holly Hood was not an off-duty police officer. The male, juvenile victim stated that he was driving his vehicle through the parking lot, and Holly Hood yelled for him to stop his car. After the victim stopped his vehicle, Holly Hood stated that she was an off-duty police officer and ordered him to step out and place his hands on the on top of the car. The victim and many witnesses stated that Holly Hood approached his vehicle and pulled a handgun from her waistband while giving the false impression that she was a police officer. A search of Holly Hood’s vehicle revealed a .357 Magnum handgun that was described by the witnesses. Ammunition was also located in her vehicle. Marvin Hood, who was the passenger in Holly Hood’s vehicle, had illegal pills and a small amount of crack cocaine on his person. Marvin Hood is also Holly Hood’s ex-husband. Neither individual had a valid handgun carry permit.

Residents should be reminded that true Police Officers have both a badge and photo identification card on them. If anyone believes that someone is impersonating a Police Officer, they should call 911 immediately.

Holly Hood and Marvin Hood were arrested and booked into the Wilson County Jail and were charged with the following:  Holly Hood, 35,  Old Hickory: Aggravated Assault, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Criminal Impersonation; Marvin Hood, 40, Nashville:Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance – Schedule II, III, & VI

Anyone with any information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to call the Mt. Juliet Police Department at (615) 754-2550. Information can also be given anonymously by calling (615) 754-TIPS (8477) or via the Mt. Juliet Police Department website at


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