Man Accused In New Year’s Day Rape, Kidnapping and More Headed To Court

Billy Joe Nelson

A preliminary hearing for a Tullahoma man accused of the New Year’s Day kidnapping of a Tullahoma woman in Manchester has been set for Feb. 5. Billy Joe Nelson is charged with kidnapping, rape, carjacking, aggravated assault and robbery of a female who was getting in her car at an abandoned gas station in Manchester.
Nelson was booked into the Coffee County Jail under a $1 million bond.