|Published: 9:03 AM, 07/31/2013
||Last updated: 9:03 AM, 07/31/2013
Author: Michael Thomason
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A Tellico Plains man charged in
connection with an alleged violent kidnapping in June waived his case
onto the Monroe County Grand Jury Tuesday.
Jerry Douglas Ellis, 36, Highway 6, was
in Monroe County General Sessions Court for a preliminary hearing,
but decided he'd rather have his case go to the grand jury. If
indicted, Ellis would be arraigned on Sept. 16.
The case against Ellis began June 23
when Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy Clint Brookshire answered a
domestic violence call on involving 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
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
See full story in the Wednesday, July 31, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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