Tullahoma resident Billy Joe Nelson, 31, of 1209 East Lauderdale Street, has been charged with carjacking in connection with the abduction of a Tullahoma female. Authorities are continuing to work on the case and say they expect additional charges to be filed. Nelson had a court appearance Thursday, but he did not have to appear as attorney Eric Burch informed General Sessions Judge Jere Ledsinger that he had been retained to represent Nelson. Nelson is being held in the Coffee County Jail under $250,000 bond. Eric Burch is representing Nelson and Assistant District Attorney Jason Ponder is prosecuting the case. According to a report by Tullahoma Officer Sam Campbell, police were advised by the Coffee County Communications Center that the woman had made a 911 call from South Washington Street in Tullahoma on Jan 1. After searching the area, police were notified by the communications center that a second call had been received from the woman who stated that she had gotten away from her abductor in the vicinity of Dossett Apartments. The man allegedly took the victim’s jewelry, cash, gift cards, driver’s license and credit cards.
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