Man accused of hog-tying ex-wife found guilty on all charges

Luis Olivera

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – A man charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault and aggravated kidnapping after he allegedly hog-tied a woman in a Washington County home back in December 2015, has been found guilty on all counts.

Luis Olivera was found guilty on two counts of aggravated assault and three counts of aggravated kidnapping.

Both aggravated assault charges carry at $20,000 fine and the three aggravated kidnapping charges carry a $75,000 find.

The jury deliberated for less than two hours before reaching a verdict.

Sentencing for Olivera was scheduled for May 5 at 2:30 p.m.


The woman investigators said was hog-tied by her ex-husband, took the stand at his trial Friday.

Sheri Swartz told the court she doesn’t have any memories of the weekend in December 2015, just a few flashbacks.

A therapist testified that victims of post traumatic stress disorder can block out memories of a traumatic event.

Prosecutors said Olivera hog-tied his ex-wife and left her in a Washington County home, as their 5-year-old son hid in the closet.

He is charged with aggravated kidnapping and false imprisonment in the case.

The jury has reportedly started deliberating.

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