Woman Freed From Suspected Kidnapper In Traffic Stop

Posted at 5:21 PM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 18:21:18-04

A Williamson County Sheriff's deputy freed a kidnapping victim from Georgia during a traffic stop on 840.

The deputy stopped a car for speeding. The driver, 50-year-old Terry James Lee of Quitman, Georgia was paced at more than 100 miles an hour.

Lee was initially arrested and taken into custody for driving on a revoked license, but the woman in his passenger seat revealed he was responsible for much more.

She told the deputy that Lee had kidnapped her from a market in Georgia on Monday. She had obvious injuries that were consistent with a struggle. Georgia authorities confirmed the woman was abducted and Lee was also charged with aggravated kidnapping.

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

Lee is a convicted sex offender and was in custody at the Williamson County Detention Center with a bond set at $268,000.

He's scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Wednesday, May 9 at 9 a.m.  He also faces charges of speeding and being a habitual motor vehicle offender.

The sheriff's office worked with the FBI Violent Crime Task Force on the investigation.