Man Arrested 2 Years After Alleged Rape

Hershel Brian Hill… Photo provided by the CCSD.

A Tullahoma man has been charged with rape of a neighbor.
Hershel Brian Hill, 48, of Wheeler Street, Tullahoma was arrested Jan. 25 in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred January 2016. According to police, Hill had been living out of state and had not been located. He was finally located and returned to Coffee County to face the charge.
According to a warrant obtained by Tullahoma Police Investigator Rana Pawlowski, the woman stated that she wanted to get a cigarette and borrow a DVD. The warrant alleges that Hill invited her into his residence.
While the victim was in the residence, Hill allegedly performed a nonconsensual sexual act on the woman as well as raping her. The victim, who was 18 at the time, told the investigator that she “protested and asked him to stop.”
The victim was transported to Harton Hospital where she was treated for rape.
Hill was booked into the Coffee County Jail under a $50,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Coffee County General Sessions Court Feb. 26.