Authorities arrested a man Friday morning after he allegedly
kidnapped a woman in Pigeon Forge.
Officers from the Sevierville Police Department responded to
a 911 call about 10:30 a.m. on August 7, 2020 from a woman who stated that a
man got into got into her car uninvited in Pigeon Forge, threatened her with a
knife and told her to drive away. She stopped the car in the area of 560
Winfield Dunn Parkway and exited the car while calling 911.
Several officers arrived moments later and took 33-year-old
Richard Roberts, of Anderson, S.C., into custody. Roberts was charged with
especially aggravated kidnapping and transported to the Sevier County Jail. He
may face additional charges from the Pigeon Forge Police Department in
connection to the kidnapping. The investigation is ongoing.
The unidentified victim was physically uninjured.
All persons are
considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.