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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A trucker is facing charges for assaulting a woman with a hammer and a knife.
It happened Saturday at Truckstops of America Lovell Road.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office says Joseph Godsey invited a woman into his truck then forced her into his sleeper cab.
The woman says Godsey duct taped her mouth and ankles and raped her. She says he hit her in the head with a hammer several times when she got out of the tape. According to the police report, Godsey threatened to kill the woman. She says has she tried to fight him off, he cut her with a knife and stabbed her in the neck.
She says when he let her go, she drove herself to the hospital and contacted police.