The Search For Kirby Wallace Heats Up: 'He's A Threat To Everybody'

Posted at 6:16 PM, Sep 30, 2018

Armed and dangerous, the search heats up for a wanted killer involved in a series of home invasions.
Kirby Wallace remains on the TBI's Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Stewart County Sheriff Frankie Gray said they want this guy in custody.

"I want him just for justice for the victims," Gray said. "We want to catch him because he's a threat. He's a threat to everybody out there."

Dozens of law enforcement officers scoured the area near Honey Fork Road on Sunday. This comes after deputies saw Wallace Saturday morning in a vehicle he stole during a home invasion. They chased him, he crashed, and then he fled on foot.

"It's just rough terrain, and he could be hiding anywhere and some of these areas, we gotta literally step on him to find him," Gray said.

In May, it's believed that Wallace robbed a woman he knew at knife point. He took her debit card, televisions, and her cell phone in Clarksville. The victim's daughter, Heather Holmes, said it was a horrific ordeal for her mom. 

"Then he started finding things around the room like cords and tape, and it's like he really didn't think it through, but he tied her to her bed," Holmes said.

Wallace was tracked down and arrested in Montgomery County. A month later, the victim, Lisa Suzanne Hollyfield, died unexpectedly. Holmes said the case against Wallace was dropped, and he was released. 

"I feel like if they had prosecuted him, for what he did to my mother, none of the rest of this would have happened," Holmes said.

When Wallace got out of jail, police believe he tied up a couple in Indian Mound during a burglary and set the home on fire. A man escaped, but his wife died at the scene

Officials believe Wallace was also involved in a third home invasion that occurred on River Road where he attacked an elderly woman returning home from church.

Now that this manhunt is going on, the sheriff wants residents to be vigilant.

"Make sure their cars and vehicles secured, make sure their homes are secured when they leave when they're inside. If they see anything suspicious, give us a call," Gray said.

Wallace was last seen wearing blue jeans with a dark blue or grey jacket.

On Sunday, deputies searched duck blinds and deer stands in a rural area but came up with nothing.