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More Charges Against Tullahoma Man

Billy Joe Nelson

Manchester police have lodged additional charges against a man after a woman reported being kidnapped and then sexually assaulted. The victim told detectives she was abducted early New Year’s Day along Hillsboro Boulevard in Manchester. She said a man forced her into a car drove her to Tullahoma and then raped her. The victim said she managed to escape and call for help. She was treated at Harton Regional Medical Center. On Wednesday, police arrested 31-year-old Billy Joe Nelson of Tullahoma and charged him with carjacking. On Friday, police announced he was also charged with robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault and aggravated sexual battery. Nelson’s bond was set at $1 million.

Location of abduction in Manchester... By Barry West