|Published: 9:55 AM, 07/01/2013
||Last updated: 9:56 AM, 07/01/2013
Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A kidnapped Monroe County woman was
rescued near Etowah Wednesday, when around 6:30 p.m., McMinn County
Sheriff's Deputy Larry Moses arrived at 502 County Road 875 to meet
a woman who claimed she had been held against her will.
When he arrived, he found the woman in
a truck "crying hysterically" and telling him that she had been "held against her will for two days and had been beaten
As Moses spoke to the woman he learned
that she had been driving in Monroe County when her ex-boyfriend, Doug Ellis, 36, Tellico Plains, drove up behind her.
He attempted to get her to go with him,
but she refused. This apparently angered Ellis as he ran her off the
road, took her by the hair and forced her into his truck.
She said he took her up into the
mountains between Monroe and McMinn County and they constantly moved
around along the mountains for two days.
At one point, the woman said she
attempted to escape by jumping out of the truck. She was able to make
it to a house, she said, but found it abandoned and Ellis was able to
track her down again.
Moses did note that the woman's purse
was found near the house she said she attempted to reach for help.
See full story in the Sunday, June 30, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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