A former police officer accused of breaking into a hardware store is in jail again for allegedly trying to break into another one.
An officer who was on routine patrol says he noticed Edward Holliday pulling on a door handle at the Ace Hardware store on Old Lebanon Road Sunday night.
The officer stopped him and noticed Holliday was wearing rubber gloves and had a hammer in his pocket.
Holliday allegedly told the officer that he was just walking around.
The officer let him go but called for backup, and they followed Holliday in his car. Holliday was later pulled over for a traffic violation and taken into custody.
Holliday was out on bond for breaking into an Ace Hardware store in Mt. Juliet last week.
He is being held at the Nashville Criminal Justice Center on a $50,000 bond.
Holliday has worked as an officer in Lebanon, Mt. Juliet and Nashville.
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