16-Year-Old Girl Found Tied Up In Car In Attempted Kidnapping
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn.- Police in Clarksville are investigating a case where a 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped after a Wednesday night church service.
Officials said that on Wednesday around 10:30 p.m. police received a call from a woman reporting that her 16-year-old daughter had not returned home from an evening church service and friends were out looking for her.
While officers were interviewing the mother, a friend found the teenagers Jeep Wrangler in a field off of the 2200 block of Allen-Griffey Road. When officers arrived on the scene they found the 16-year-old alive and tied up in the back seat of her vehicle.
According to police, the teen said that she had dropped a friend off after church in the Buchanon Drive neighborhood and as she turned onto Allen-Griffey Rd she saw a man walking and then falling down on the road. When the teen got out of her car to help the man, he jumped up and attacked her. The girl ran away and got back into her car, but police said the man got into the passenger side of the car.
Police said the teenager tried to drive away, but the man grabbed the steering wheel causing the vehicle to crash into a field. After the car stopped the victim told police that the man began tearing apart the vehicle and yelling and struck her in the head, causing her to black out.
The teenager said that the next time she woke up she saw the bright light of Police flashlights.
Officials took the girl to the hospital where she was checked out. Police said that she suffered some minor injuries, but there were no indications of sexual assault.
Investigators and K-9 units searched the area where the car was found, but were unable to locate the suspect. Officials said the car was towed and was processed for evidence.
Anyone who may have seen someone walking or a red Jeep Wrangler in the area of Buchanan Drive and Allen-Griffey Rd between 9 and 11:30 pm was asked to call Police at 931-645-8477.