Kidnapped GA woman discovered during traffic stop on I-840

Terry James Lee, 50, of Quitman, GA, has been charged with aggravated kidnapping, driving on a revoked license, speeding and being a habitual motor vehicle offender by the Williamson County Sheriff's Office. (Photo: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

A kidnapping victim from Georgia was discovered during a traffic stop on Interstate 840 on Tuesday in Williamson County.

A Williamson County deputy initiated the stop of a car driven by Terry James Lee, 50, of Quitman, GA, when it was paced at traveling more than 100 miles an hour.

A woman passenger was in the car with Lee. She told Deputy Bryan Welch that Lee had kidnapped her from a market in Georgia on Monday.

Welch observed injuries that were consistent with a struggle. Georgia authorities confirmed the woman was abducted.

Lee has been charged with driving on a revoked license and aggravated kidnapping. He also faces charges of speeding and being a habitual motor vehicle offender.

According to a news release, Lee and the woman had previously been in a romantic relationship, but they had not been dating for several months. She is currently staying at a safe place.

Lee, a convicted sex offender, is being held on a $268,000 bond. He’s scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on May 9.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI Violent Crime Task Force are working together on the investigation.

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