The alleged incident began in Knoxville and ended in Bradley County Thursday evening when authorities found the suspect’s truck travelling south on Interstate 75.
According to a report filed by deputy John Davis, Loria Ann Rogers of Douglasville, Ga., was held against her will by Carl Scott, 64, of LaPlace, La.
The two were reportedly driving partners for Celadon Transportation.
Tennessee Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies began searching for the suspect’s truck after Rogers used email to notify authorities for help.
Davis was parked along the interstate and spotted the suspected rig and was able to perform a traffic stop at mile marker 23.
Investigators began looking into the allegations of assault and false imprisonment.
According to information obtained, Scott allegedly assaulted Rogers after they “could not agree on driving arrangements.”
Rogers indicated Scott “did not want to stop the vehicle and that she was afraid of Scott,” Davis’ report stated.
According to Davis’ report, any assault charge against Scott would have to be filed in Knoxville due to the fact the alleged assault occurred in that county.
Scott was taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charge and was placed under a $500 bond.
Scott is still in custody at the Bradley County Jail and is scheduled to appear in Bradley County General Sessions Court Thursday.