Violent Felon Returns to Georgia

A Georgia parolee at the center of a fight between Department of Corrections officials in Washington and Georgia is back in his home state.

In May, the parolee, Johnnie Lee Wiggins, attacked a Washington D.O.C. officer during a visit at Wiggins’ North Seattle apartment. Police also found large quantities of steroids in Wiggins’ home. Wiggins is a competitive bodybuilder.

Washington D.O.C. contends Georgia should have extradited Wiggins back immediately after the incident for violating the terms of his parole, but when authorities in Georgia failed to do so, D.O.C. filed a complaint with an interstate parole commission to try to force the issue.

According to Kristen Stancil, spokeswoman for Georgia D.O.C., Wiggins is back in Georgia, and the charges Wiggins faced in Washington for attacking a corrections officer have been dropped.