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Cheatham County Woman Walks In On Apparent Burglary

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by Janet Kim

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn.— A Cheatham County woman unknowingly walked into her neighbor's home while it was being burglarized and according to police, became the victim of a violent assault.

Officials with the Ashland City Police Department said the incident happened at a home on Eisenhower Drive in Ashland City, Sunday night. Police said the victim went over to the house to get an onion for a meatloaf recipe. Her neighbor had reportedly given her the code to the house.

When she walked inside the home, there was an apparent burglary in progress. Police said the two men tied her up, robbed her and sexually assaulted her.

Once they left investigators said she managed to get away to a neighbor's house.

"She was hysterical," said Charles Gay, who helped the victim when she ran to his doorstep. "She made my wife lock the door because she thought they'd come back."

The Jeep Cherokee stolen during this alleged attack was recovered Monday, and police said it will return to Ashland City. It was found abandoned on Brunswick Avenue in Nashville.

"We don't tolerate this kind of thing in Ashland City," said Ashland City Police Chief Marc Coulon.

Chief Coulon said he vows to catch and prosecute the suspects.

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