|Published: 9:39 AM, 07/10/2013
||Last updated: 9:39 AM, 07/10/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Tellico Plains man has been arrested
in connection with an alleged violent kidnapping in June.
Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Clint
Brookshire initially answered a domestic violence call on June 23
involving Jerry Doug Ellis and Erica Hope Stinnett. Stinnett said
Ellis became upset with her and pushed her down and dragged her
through the front door, leaving scratches on her arms and legs.
Ellis wasn't around, but Brookshire
issued a warrant for his arrest on a domestic assault charge.
But before officers could find him,
Ellis found Stinnett walking down Mecca Pike. Stinnett told Detective
Tonia Norwood that Ellis pulled up beside her and tried to talk to her,
but she ignored him.
Ellis then allegedly stopped the car,
got out and began arguing with her. He then forced Stinnett into the
truck where he allegedly kept her for two days, threatening to kill
Stinnett said at one point Ellis pulled
a knife and threatened to cut off her "poisonous hair," and at
another time burned all the belongings she had with her.
See full story in the Wednesday, July 10, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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