Driver arrested for holding woman

| 4/24/2002

A plea for help on a restroom wall was answered over the weekend and led to the arrest of a truckdriver at a Georgia rest area. The woman told police she left more than 30 messages in restrooms from New York to Tennessee.

The tale was recounted Tuesday afternoon by radio personality Paul Harvey during his nationally syndicated show. Authorities reportedly found an Alabama woman beaten and wrapped in a blanket early Saturday in the cab of a Cannon Express truck driven by Shannon E. Jones of Delhi, NY.

Kittena Shaddix allegedly scrawled a message in the restroom at an I-75 rest stop in McMinn County, TN, reading "Won't let me out. Beating me, this is no joke!"

A maintenance worker reportedly discovered the message Friday evening while cleaning the restroom. The message named "Cannon truck 383." He called police.

Cannon officials reportedly then used a global positioning system to track the truck to the I-16 rest area. According to published reports, authorities arrested Jones early Saturday and held him without bond on a charge of aggravated assault.

A missing persons report indicated Shaddix had been missing for at least three months. She told authorities she had been trying to get away from Jones for a year.