SEVIER Co., Tenn. (WVLT) -- A half-naked woman ran into a market in Sevier Co. on Sunday, telling the clerk she just escaped from the trunk of a car, according to the Sevier Co. Sheriff's Office.
Authorities said the woman showed up at the Floyd's Market on Chapman Hwy. around 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. She described the vehicle in which she had been tied up to an employee who the called 911.
The victim told Sheriffs Deputies that she had been held against her will at a home on Hawk Lane in Seymour by couple she knew from when she worked at a carnival in Georgia.
She claimed she arrived in Tennessee a few days ago to stay with a co-worker at the home, 1410 Hawk Lane.
The victim said her host, Angelina Christina Payne, and Payne's boyfriend tied her to a bar railing in the home and left her there all night on Saturday. The couple allegedly threatened to kill her over a dispute with Payne's boyfriend, William Daugherty, 225 Kyker Ferry Rd.
The next day, the couple put her in the trunk of the car where the victim said she was able to get her hands free and open the trunk using the emergency trunk release.
Emergency crews took her to Leconte Medical Center where she was treated for minor injuries.
Authorities found Payne and Daugherty at Payne's home that night and arrested both of them without incident. They were charged with Kidnapping and Aggravated Assault.
Payne is being held on $250,000 bond and Daugherty, who also had an outstanding Circuit Court capias for non-support, is being held on a $350,000.00 bond.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sevier County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigation Division at 428-1899.
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