Missing Clarksville teen found tied up in vehicle

Missing Clarksville teen found tied up in vehicle (Image 1)

A Clarksville teenager missing after a Wednesday evening church service was found a few hours later tied up in the back of her vehicle.

The 16-year-old was not seriously injured and there were no indications of sexual assault, police said.

The girl's mother called police around 10:30 p.m. and reported that her daughter never returned home and there were people out looking for her.

A short time later her red Jeep Wrangler was found in a field off Allen-Griffey Road.

Officers responded to the scene and found teen tied up in the backseat.

The girl told police that after church she dropped off a friend on nearby Buchanan Drive.

As she turned onto Allen-Griffey Road, she saw a man fall down hard on the roadway and stopped to help him.

As she did, the girl said the man jumped up and came toward her.  He was wearing a mask and had some type of sharp object in his hand, police said.

The teen reported she ran back to her car and tried to drive away, but the man jumped in and grabbed the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to runoff the road and crash into some brush.

“She ended up paying a price for being a Good Samaritan,” police spokesperson Jim Knoll said.

He continued, “He was tearing her car up and he was yelling some different words which didn't make any sense to her whatsoever so yeah, he was acting strangely.”

The vehicle stopped and at some point, the girl said she was struck on the head and blacked out.

She told officers she woke up to the bright light of police flashlights.

The girl was treated at a hospital and released.

K-9 units tracked the area, but a suspect wasn't located.  The vehicle was towed and is being processed for evidence.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to call Clarksville police at 931-645-8477.

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