Man Arrested In Abduction Case

Billy Joe Nelson

31-year-old Billy Joe Nelson of old Tullahoma/Manchester Highway, Tullahoma, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Manchester Police Chief Investigator Billy Butler on charges of carjacking. The charges follow an extensive investigation of a kidnapping of a Tullahoma woman New Year’s Day morning from an out of business gas station on the Hillsboro Blvd. in Manchester. Police say Nelson assaulted the woman after kidnapping her. Tullahoma Police say that Nelson robbed the victim of jewelry and other valuables. Investigator Butler noted that police are continuing their investigation into the abduction/kidnapping and additional charges are possible. Nelson is being held under a $250,000 bond in the Coffee County jail. Billy Joe Nelson’s court date will be set later.