Police: Woman Found in VA; Not Kidnapped

Knoxville (WVLT) - New information on a suspected abduction at a West Knox County truck stop police have spent most of the day investigating.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office now says the missing woman wasn't even kidnapped at all.

Jessica Hall, 30, from Mount Pleasant, TX, was found in Lynchburg, Virginia. She is fine, in fact she tells police she left with the trucker on her own.

The alleged kidnapping was reported by a man traveling with Hall.

At first, authorities say the man told them he got out of the semi at the Petro truck stop on Watt Road and the driver pulled a gun on the woman hitchhiker and told her to stay in the truck.

Later, authorities said the man changed his story, saying he was 40 yards away from the truck and did not see a gun, but insisted that Hall was taken against her will.

Neither the trucker, nor Hall faces charges at this time.


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