Sevier County couple accused of kidnapping woman

Sevier County couple accused of kidnapping woman

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Angelia Christina Payne (source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office) Angelia Christina Payne (source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office)
William Daugherty (source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office) William Daugherty (source: Sevier County Sheriff's Office)

SEYMOUR (WATE) - A Sevier County couple was arrested for the alleged kidnapping of a woman who ran into a market for help.

Angelia Christina Payne, 40, of Seymour, and her boyfriend, William Daugherty, 39, of Sevierville, are charged with kidnapping and aggravated assault.

The Sevier County Sheriff's Office says the victim, Marsha Long, of Johnson City, ran into Floyd's Market on Chapman Highway around 2:00 p.m. Sunday wearing only her undergarments. She told the clerk she had been tied up and put in the trunk of a car so the clerk called 911.

When officers responded, Long told them Payne and Daugherty held against her will at Payne's home on Hawk Lane.

Long said she and Payne work for a carnival based out of Georgia, and she came from Georgia a few days earlier to stay with Payne.

On Saturday night, Long said the couple tied her to a bar railing where she stayed all night. She also said the pair threatened to kill her over a dispute she had with Daugherty.

On Sunday, Long said the couple put her in the car trunk and left the home, but she got her hands loose and got out when the car stopped at the market.

Long was taken to LeConte Medical Center and treated for minor injuries.

Payne and Daugherty were arrested on Sunday evening and taken to the Sevier County Jail.

Payne is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Daugherty, who had an outstanding warrant for non-support, is being held on a $350,000 bond.

The couple is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on June 10.

Anyone with information about the incident should call the Sevier County Sheriff's Office at 865-428-1899.

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