Chris Daughtry’s 25-year-old stepdaughter was involved in a road rage incident in which she and her boyfriend were arrested after threatening another driver with a gun.
The incident, some severn month before Hannah Price’s death saw her and Bobby Jolly, also 25, allegedly flee from a hit-and-run accident on Interstate 40 in Putnam County, last April.
As the couple fled, the pair are alleged to have fired a gun at another driver.
A trooper who was patrolling in the area at the time of the incident pulled Price and Jolly over whereupon the pair admitted to using a gun to intimidate the victim. The couple denied firing the weapon.
In April of this year, she and her boyfriend Bobby Jolly were arrested following a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee. She is pictured in an April 23 mugshot, seven months before her death
Price and Jolly’s car was searched leading authorities to find a .22-caliber rifle was recovered, according to ABC6.
The driver, Bobby Jolly, 24, of Rockwood, and Hannah Price, 24 of Nashville, were taken into custody and transported to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. They were both charged with aggravated assault.
On Saturday night, it was revealed Heather Price’s death, some seven months after this incident, is being treated as a homicide while her boyfriend, Bobby Jolly, has been arrested.
Tennessee District Attorney General Jared Effler is conducting an investigation into Hannah Price’s death, which happened on Friday.
Hannah was found dead by police officers dead at her home in Nashville.
Jolly was arrested and taken to Fentress County Jail later that day, although detectives have not stated if he is a person of interest or a suspect in Hannah’s death, according to TMZ.
On Saturday, her stepfather – the singer and guitarist Chris Daughtry – posted an emotional statement on his Instagram page in which he revealed he was struggling to comprehend what had happened.
Singer Chris Daughtry posted an emotional statement on his Instagram page in which he revealed how he was struggling to comprehend what had happened. Hannah’s death is being considered a homicide
Singer Chris Daughtry posted an emotional tribute, writing: ‘Hannah, I love you. I miss you. I wish I could hold you’
Hannah’s boyfriend Bobby Jolly was arrested and taken to Fentress County Jail on Friday, although police have not stated if he is a person of interest or suspect in her death
‘I am still processing the last 24 hours. I am absolutely devastated and heartbroken. I just recently lost my mother to cancer but I was blessed with the chance to say goodbye and I was processing it privately,’ Chris Daughtry began.
‘We never got to say goodbye to our precious Hannah and it’s another huge hit to our family. Thank you all for your kind words and condolences. They are truly felt and appreciated. I am now taking time be present with my family as we attempt to heal from this devastating loss.
‘Hannah, I love you. I miss you. I wish I could hold you. This hurts so deeply,’ he added.
Chris Daughtry’s wife posted a heartfelt tribute on Instagram and posted family photos, such as the one above, after her 25-year-old daughter’s sudden death on Friday
Deanna Daughtry said ‘our hearts are broken’ on Saturday
His wife, Deanna, also posted her own heartfelt tribute earlier on Saturday together with a multitude of pictures of her biological daughter.
She said the family is awaiting for autopsy results to determine the injuries that led to her death.
‘My first born. I love you endlessly Hannah. Our family would like to thank you all for the outpouring of love as we grieve the loss of our daughter Hannah. We are awaiting the autopsy results to determine how Hannah sustained the injuries that caused her death. Our hearts are broken,’ wrote Deanna Daughtry on Saturday.
Pictures of Hannah Daughtry, 25, such as the one above, were posted by her mother in a tribute on Instagram
In November 2018, Hannah was shot in the face and had to have plastic surgery and be fitted with a prosthetic eye after a friend got caught up with gang members
Hannah’s final few years were unsettled, having lost her biological father, Randall Scott Price, to suicide in March 2018.
About eight months later, Hannah, who reportedly has two children, and one of her roommates got caught up in a run-in with gang members in Humboldt, Tennessee, the New York Post reported.
She was shot in the face and had to have plastic surgery and be fitted with a prosthetic eye.
The incident reportedly occurred when she was with a teen who was trying to join the Crips gang.
Price explained the situation on Facebook saying she had been forced to intervene when her roommate was taken away by gang members and attempted to kill him.
She stated online that she was trying to ‘save a friend’ when she was shot in the face.
‘I noticed they didn’t have the gun cocked so by the time I noticed they were trying to shoot at him I was trying to run the kid over with my car and I ended up getting shot in the face. I was blind for a little over two weeks and this happened directly after my dad had committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. It was a lot,’ she wrote on Facebook.
In a GoFundMe account set up to raise money for restorative surgery, she managed to raise $945 before the fundraiser was stopped.
Bad luck seemed to follow her: In April of this year, she and her boyfriend Bobby Jolly were arrested following a hit-and-run incident in Tennessee.
Deanna has been the wife of the former American Idol contestant for over two decades. The couple shares 10-year-old twins Adalynn and Noah and 23-year-old Griffin, and Hannah from Deanna’s previous relationship.
The grieving mother also posted selfies of her late daughter and a family picture of the Daughtrys in pajamas during Christmas.
Chris Daughtry has now postponed several of his upcoming tour dates in wake of the sudden death of his stepdaughter.
The 41-year-old singer-songwriter – who was in the middle of his Dearly Beloved Tour – has since flown to Nashville in order to be with his grieving family.
Deanna Daughtry stated how the family’s ‘hearts have been broken’ by the death of Hannah
Chris Daughtry (left with stepdaughter Hannah) has postponed several of his upcoming tour dates in wake of the sudden death of Hannah (right) who was found dead in her Nashville home by law enforcement. The family is now waiting for autopsy results to determine the injuries that led to her death
In the comments, friends and fans expressed their support to the Daughtrys, including country singer Lee Ann Womack
Guitarist Clint Lowery wrote: ‘So sorry. Sending love, support and prayer’
Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon also shared their support
In the comments, friends and fans expressed their support to the Daughtrys.
Fellow singer-songwriter Le Ann Womack wrote: ‘Beautiful Hannah and Deanna…I love you both.’
Guitarist Clint Lowery wrote: ‘So sorry. Sending love, support and prayer.’
Daughtry band member Josh Paul and Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon also shared their support.
One of Chris Daughtry’s representatives confirmed the news and said the singer would be taking time off from the tour.
‘Due to the unexpected death of Chris and Deanna Daughtry’s daughter, Hannah, all currently scheduled shows for the coming week for Daughtry have been postponed,’ they said.
The representative then expressed that the singer and his loved ones wanted to be left to grieve in private.
‘The Daughtry family thanks you for your understanding and respectfully asks for privacy during this very difficult time,’ they stated.
‘Our hearts are broken,’ wrote Deanna Daughtry (left) on Saturday, after her daughter Hannah’s (right) death on Friday
Taking time away: The representative then expressed that the singer and his loved ones wanted to be left in private during their period of grieving
Parents: Daughtry shared Hannah with his longtime wife Deanna, whom he married in 2000; they are pictured in 2019
The representative concluded by expressing that the circumstances behind Hannah’s passing were being looked into.
‘Further details will be made available at a later date. The investigation into this tragic death is still ongoing,’ they stated.
Daughtry married longtime wife Deanna in 2000.
The performer and his spouse previously welcomed a pair of twins named Adalynn Rose and Noah James in 2010.
Deanna notably shared an image of a burning candle to her Instagram account on Friday and re-shared the representative’s message in her post’s caption.
The performer and his spouse previously welcomed a pair of twins named Adalynn Rose and Noah James in 2010, and they also share a stepson named Griffin with his partner; he is seen with his stepchildren in 2010
Show of support: Many of the couple’s followers expressed their sympathy for the pair’s loss over Instagram, where they left comments on Deanna’s post
Making his thoughts known: Daughtry previously spoke about how he drew inspiration for his 2013 track Waiting For Superman from his experience as a father; he is seen in September
She also went on to change her profile picture to the candle as well.
Daughtry also later reposted the image to his Instagram Story.
Many of the couple’s followers expressed their sympathy for the pair’s loss over Instagram, where they left comments on Deanna’s post.
Daughtry previously spoke about how he drew inspiration for his 2013 track Waiting For Superman from his experience as a father and told Yahoo Music about what he had learned during his time as a parent.
‘I think every dad probably feels this way about their kids: No matter how old they get or how young they are, you’re always going to be there to fight for them, and you’re always going to be there to pick them up when they fall down,’ he stated.
He added: ‘My wife and my daughter were certainly my muses for the lyrical content of that song.’